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Euler's fluid equations: Optimal Control vs Optimization  

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An optimization method used in image-processing (metamorphosis) is found to imply Euler's equations for incompressible flow of an inviscid fluid, without requiring that the Lagrangian particle labels exactly follow the flow lines of the Eulerian velocity vector field. Thus, an optimal control problem and an optimization problem for incompressible ideal fluid flow both yield the \\emph {same} Euler fluid equations, although their Lagrangian parcel dynamics are \\emph{different}. This is a result of the \\emph{gauge freedom} in the definition of the fluid pressure for an incompressible flow, in combination with the symmetry of fluid dynamics under relabeling of their Lagrangian coordinates. Similar ideas are also illustrated for SO(N) rigid body motion.

Darryl D. Holm

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically stimulated fluid flow patterns  

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Sandia National Laboratories' Jim Martin and Kyle Solis explain research on the effects of magnetic fields on fluid flows and how they stimulate vigorous flows. Fluid flow is a necessary phenomenon in everything from reactors to cooling engines in cars.

Martin, Jim; Solis, Kyle

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Airfoil Shape Optimization for Transonic Flows of BetheZel'dovichThompson Fluids  

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, in organic Rankine cycles (ORCs). Specific interest has developed in a particular class of dense gases, known in the same way as classical steam Rankine cycles, but due to the use of low-boiling compounds as working by their potential technological advantages as working fluids in energy- conversion cycles and, specifically

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fluid Flow Modeling in Fractures  

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In this paper we study fluid flow in fractures using numerical simulation and address the challenging issue of hydraulic property characterization in fractures. The methodology is based on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ...

Sarkar, Sudipta

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic concentration of particles in fluid flow  

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An apparatus for acoustic concentration of particles in a fluid flow includes a substantially acoustically transparent membrane and a vibration generator that define a fluid flow path therebetween. The fluid flow path is in fluid communication with a fluid source and a fluid outlet and the vibration generator is disposed adjacent the fluid flow path and is capable of producing an acoustic field in the fluid flow path. The acoustic field produces at least one pressure minima in the fluid flow path at a predetermined location within the fluid flow path and forces predetermined particles in the fluid flow path to the at least one pressure minima.

Ward, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM); Kaduchak, Gregory (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow monitoring device  

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A flow meter and temperature measuring device are described comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips. 7 figures.

McKay, M.D.; Sweeney, C.E.; Spangler, B.S. Jr.

1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow monitoring device  

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A flow meter and temperature measuring device comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips.

McKay, Mark D. (1426 Socastee Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841); Sweeney, Chad E. (3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907-3036); Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel (2715 Margate Dr., Augusta, GA 30909)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Newtonian fluid flow through Microfabricated Hyperbolic Contractions  

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spraying (Barnes et al. 1989). Optimization of these processes requires accurate measurements for measurement of extensional viscosity involves studying the fluid flow through contractions profiled to give extensional viscosity. To remove the effect of shear at the walls of contractions Shaw (1975) proposed the use

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Acoustic Concentration Of Particles In Fluid Flow  

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in a fluid flow includes a substantially acoustically transparent membrane and a vibration generator that define a fluid flow path therebetween. Available for thumbnail of...

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Fluid Gravity Engineering Rocket motor flow analysis  

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Fluid Gravity Engineering Capability · Rocket motor flow analysis -Internal (performance) -External young scientists/engineers Fluid Gravity Engineering Ltd #12;

Anand, Mahesh

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Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and...  

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Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and Fracture in EGS Environments Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and Fracture in EGS...

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Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications...  

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Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Structure Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications...

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Directed flow fluid rinse trough  

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Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The tanks are suitable for one or more essentially planar items having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs also require less rinse fluid to accomplish a thorough rinse than prior art troughs.

Kempka, Steven N. (9504 Lona La., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Walters, Robert N. (11872 LaGrange St., Boise, ID 83709)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Directed flow fluid rinse trough  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The tanks are suitable for one or more essentially planar items having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs also require less rinse fluid to accomplish a thorough rinse than prior art troughs. 9 figs.

Kempka, S.N.; Walters, R.N.

1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow optimization in diving helmets  

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Improved carbon dioxide transport from the annular space between the head and helmet is necessary to reduce fresh gas flow and associated noise. This paper gives an overview of new techniques for investigating this transport, and for optimizing helmet flow to remove CO{sub 2}. An analytical model predicts inhaled carbon dioxide fraction in terms of helmet and respiration characteristics. Fundamental behavior over a wide range of helmet parameters is computed. An experimental model uses Reynolds scaling with water and dye to simulate fresh gas and carbon dioxide respectively. The water/dye model supports measurement of inhaled dye concentration, and flow visualization. Detailed behavior is investigated for one helmet with air/CO{sub 2} and water/dye experiments. Results support validity of the analytic and water models, provide new insight to CO{sub 2} transport mechanisms, and suggest directions for optimizing helmet design.

Camperman, J.M. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL (United States). Coastal Systems Station; Tennant, J.S. [Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL (United States). Ocean Engineering Dept.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Fluid Multiphysics Optimization of Spherical Tokamak  

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An experimental Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) is required that will create the environment that simultaneously achieves high energy neutrons and high ion fluence necessary in order to bridge the gaps from ITER to the realization of a fusion nuclear power plant. One concept for achieving this is a high duty cycle spherical torus. This study will focus on thermal modeling of the spherical torus centerpost using computational fluid dynamics to effectively model the thermal transfer of the cooling fluid to the centerpost. The design of the fluid channels is optimized in order to minimize the temperature in the centerpost. Results indicate the feasibility of water cooling for a long-pulse spherical torus FNSF.

Lumsdaine, Arnold [ORNL; Tipton, Joseph B [ORNL; Peng, Yueng Kay Martin [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The stability of viscoelastic fluids in complex flows : the role of shear and extensional rheology  

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Understanding the flow of polymeric fluids is important for optimizing commercial processes such as injection molding and fiber spinning. The combination of streamwise curvature and elastic normal stresses can lead to the ...

Rothstein, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Philip), 1974-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic fluid flow measurement method and apparatus  

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An apparatus for measuring the flow of a fluid in a pipe using ultrasonic waves. The apparatus comprises an ultrasonic generator, a lens for focusing the sound energy produced by the generator, and means for directing the focused energy into the side of the pipe through an opening and in a direction close to parallel to the long axis of the pipe. A cone carries the sound energy to the lens from the generator. Depending on the choice of materials, there may be a quarter-wave, acoustic impedance matching section between the generator and the cone to reduce the reflections of energy at the cone boundary. The lens material has an acoustic impedance similar to that of the cone material but a different sonic velocity so that the lens can converge the sound waves in the fluid. A transition section between the lens and the fluid helps to couple the energy to the fluid and assures it is directed as close to parallel to the fluid flow direction as possible.

Kronberg, James W. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic fluid flow measurement method and apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for measuring the flow of a fluid in a pipe using ultrasonic waves. The apparatus comprises an ultrasonic generator, a lens for focusing the sound energy produced by the generator, and means for directing the focused energy into the side of the pipe through an opening and in a direction close to parallel to the long axis of the pipe. A cone carries the sound energy to the lens from the generator. Depending on the choice of materials, there may be a quarter-wave, acoustic impedance matching section between the generator and the cone to reduce the reflections of energy at the cone boundary. The lens material has an acoustic impedance similar to that of the cone material but a different sonic velocity so that the lens can converge the sound waves in the fluid. A transition section between the lens and the fluid helps to couple the energy to the fluid and assures it is directed as close to parallel to the fluid flow direction as possible. 3 figures.

Kronberg, J.W.

1993-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer in Wedge Flow of a Micropolar Fluid  

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The theory of fluids with microstructures was first given by Eringen ... , 1965), and they are called micropolar fluids. These fluids exhibit microrotational effects and microrotational inertia. The flow of such

V. M. Soundalgekar; H. S. Takhar

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow and solute transport modeling with lattice Boltzmann models  

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Fluid flow and solute transport modeling with lattice Boltzmann models Ph.D. Proposal: Shadab Anwar with solute transport and fluid flow modeling in porous media using lattice Boltzmann model (LBM). LBM

Sukop, Mike

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Heat transfer in channel flow of a micropolar fluid  

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The study of heat transfer in channel flow has been done by previous authors for Newtonian and elastico-viscous fluids. It is the aim of the present ... the temperature profile for flow of a micropolar fluid in a...

Renuka Rajagopalan; K. S. Bhatnagar

1969-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the TOUGH-FLAC simulator and recent applications related to coupled fluid flow and crustal deformations  

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multiphase fluid flow, heat transfer, and deformation infor multiphase fluid flow, heat transfer and deformation in

Rutqvist, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative heat transfer in a flow of rheologically complex fluid  

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The problem of complex radiative and convective heat transfer in steady-state generalized Couette flow of a nonlinear viscoplastic fluid is examined.

V. F. Volchenok; Z. P. Shul'man

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir...  

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More Documents & Publications Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs Detection and Characterization of Natural...

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Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a...  

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to Geothermal Prospecting Joint inversion of electrical and seismic data for Fracture char. and Imaging of Fluid Flow in Geothermal Systems Use of Geophysical Techniques...

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Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications...  

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Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Structure Principal Investigator: Philip E. Wannamaker University of Utah...

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Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications...  

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Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Structure Principal Investigator: Philip E. Wannamaker University of Utah Energy &...

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Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a...  

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and test combined geophysical techniques to characterize fluid flow, in relation to fracture orientations and fault distributions in a geothermal system. Average Overall Score:...

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Dispersed Fluid Flow in Fractured Reservoirs- an Analysis of...  

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correlations. Downhole measurements of the tracer response exiting from discrete fracture zones permit further characterization of reservoir fluid flow behavior. Tracer...

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS  

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a...  

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or otherwise restricted information. Self-potential 2 | US DOE Geothermal Program eere.energy.gov * Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a Geothermal...

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Optimal Power Flow Based Demand Response Offer Price Optimization  

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Optimal Power Flow Based Demand Response Offer Price Optimization Zhen Qiu 1 Introduction-time energy balance. Demand response programs are offered by the utility companies to reduce the load response cost in exchange for load reduction. A considerable amount of papers have discussed the demand

Lavaei, Javad

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Device for deriving energy from a flow of fluid  

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Improved process and device for extracting energy present in a flowing fluid medium wherein a supported hub with propellers or blades is placed in said medium and the blades are provided with a wing or vane at the tip. The wing is of such a form that it generates a ''venturi effect'' in the flowing medium by which a part of the fluid which should normally pass outside the propeller disc area, is drawn into the propeller. The improvement consists of mixing of fluid which normally should pass outside the venturi with fluid which has flowed through the blades by provisions on blades and/or wing or vanes.

van Holten, T.

1982-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation.

Heath, William O. (Richland, WA); Virden, Jr., Judson W. (Richland, WA); Richardson, R. L. (West Richland, WA); Bergsman, Theresa M. (Richland, WA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation. 4 figures.

Heath, W.O.; Virden, J.W. Jr.; Richardson, R.L.; Bergsman, T.M.

1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction-Induced Fluid Heating in Nanoscale Helium Flows  

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We investigate the mechanism of friction-induced fluid heating in nanoconfinements. Molecular dynamics simulations are used to study the temperature variations of liquid helium in nanoscale Poiseuille flows. It is found that the fluid heating is dominated by different sources of friction as the external driving force is changed. For small external force, the fluid heating is mainly caused by the internal viscous friction in the fluid. When the external force is large and causes fluid slip at the surfaces of channel walls, the friction at the fluid-solid interface dominates over the internal friction in the fluid and is the major contribution to fluid heating. An asymmetric temperature gradient in the fluid is developed in the case of nonidentical walls and the general temperature gradient may change sign as the dominant heating factor changes from internal to interfacial friction with increasing external force.

Li Zhigang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Hydraulic Optimization of Nuclear Systems [Heat Transfer and Fluid  

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Thermal Hydraulic Thermal Hydraulic Optimization of Nuclear Systems Capabilities Engineering Computation and Design Engineering and Structural Mechanics Systems/Component Design, Engineering and Drafting Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Overview Thermal Hydraulic Optimization of Nuclear Systems Underhood Thermal Management Combustion Simulations Advanced Model and Methodology Development Multi-physics Reactor Performance and Safety Simulations Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Bookmark and Share Thermal Hydraulic Optimization of Nuclear Systems Accelerator Driven Test Facility Target Accelerator Driven Test Facility Target. Click on image to view larger

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Shear-slip analysis in multiphase fluid-flow reservoir engineering ap plications using TOUGH-FLAC  

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IN MULTIPHASE FLUID-FLOW RESERVOIR ENGINEERING APPLICATIONSin multiphase fluid-flow reservoir-engineering applications.in multiphase fluid-flow reservoir engineering applications.

Rutqvist, Jonny; Birkholzer, Jens; Cappa, Frederic; Oldenburg, Curt; Tsang, Chin-Fu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media | Department  

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Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media Clay and granitic geologic rock units are potential host media for future repositories for used nuclear fuel and high level waste. This report addresses the representation of flow in these two media within numerical process models. Discrete fracture network (DFNs) models are an approach to representing flow in fractured granite that explicitly represents the geometry and flow properties of individual fractures. New DFN generation and computational grid generation methods have been developed and tested. Mesh generation and the generation of flow streamlines within the DFN are also included. Traditional form of Darcy's law is not adequate

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FRACSTIM/I: A Fully Coupled Fluid Flow/Heat Transport and Geomechanica...  

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FRACSTIMI: A Fully Coupled Fluid FlowHeat Transport and Geomechanical DeformationFracture Generation Simulator FRACSTIMI: A Fully Coupled Fluid FlowHeat Transport and...

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Imaging Fluid Flow in Geothermal Wells Using Distributed Thermal Perturbation Sensing  

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Imaging Fluid Flow in Geothermal Wells Using Distributed16 Imaging Fluid Flow in Geothermal Wells Using Distributedflow processes near a geothermal well under heating and

Freifeld, B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback regulated induction heater for a flowing fluid  

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A regulated induction heater for heating a stream of flowing fluid to a predetermined desired temperature. The heater includes a radiofrequency induction coil which surrounds a glass tube through which the fluid flows. A heating element consisting of a bundle of approximately 200 stainless steel capillary tubes located within the glass tube couples the output of the induction coil to the fluid. The temperature of the fluid downstream from the heating element is sensed with a platinum resistance thermometer, the output of which is applied to an adjustable porportional and integral feedback control circuit which regulates the power applied to the induction coil. The heater regulates the fluid temperature to within 0.005/sup 0/C at a flow rate of 50 cm/sup 3//sec with a response time of less than 0.1 second, and can accommodate changes in heat load up to 1500 watts.

Migliori, A.; Swift, G.W.

1984-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback regulated induction heater for a flowing fluid  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A regulated induction heater for heating a stream of flowing fluid to a predetermined desired temperature. The heater includes a radiofrequency induction coil which surrounds a glass tube through which the fluid flows. A heating element consisting of a bundle of approximately 200 stainless steel capillary tubes located within the glass tube couples the output of the induction coil to the fluid. The temperature of the fluid downstream from the heating element is sensed with a platinum resistance thermometer, the output of which is applied to an adjustable proportional and integral feedback control circuit which regulates the power applied to the induction coil. The heater regulates the fluid temperature to within 0.005.degree. C. at a flow rate of 50 cm.sup.3 /second with a response time of less than 0.1 second, and can accommodate changes in heat load up to 1500 watts.

Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM); Swift, Gregory W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can We Accurately Model Fluid Flow in Shale?  

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Can We Accurately Model Fluid Flow Can We Accurately Model Fluid Flow in Shale? Can We Accurately Model Fluid Flow in Shale? Print Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:00 Over 20 trillion cubic meters of natural gas are trapped in shale, but many shale oil and gas producers still use models of underground fluid flow that date back to the heyday of easy-to-tap gas and liquid crude. The source of shale oil and gas is kerogen, an organic material in the shale, but until now kerogen hasn't been incorporated in mathematical models of shale gas reservoirs. Paulo Monteiro, Chris Rycroft, and Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt, with the Computational Research Division and the Advanced Light Source, recently modeled how pressure gradients in the boundary layer between kerogen inclusions and shale matrices affect productivity and can model reservoir longevity.

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Cryogenic Fluid Flow Heat Transfer in a Porous Heat Exchanger  

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The recent utilization of porous heat exchangers in various key industries has aroused considerable interest in the heat transfer and fluid dynamics processes in channel flows involving suction...1], suction with...

L. L. Vasiliev; G. I. Bobrova; S. K. Vinokurov

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF FLUID FLOW IN FRACTURED POROUS MEDIA  

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and fluid flow in the hydraulic fracturing process." Ph.D.depth by means of hydraulic fracturing." in Rock Mechanics:Fig. 13. Simulation of hydraulic fracturing: field data on

Narasimhan, T.N.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the acceleration potential in perfect fluid flow  

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ON THE ACCELERATION POTENTIAL IN PERFECT FLUID FLOW A Thesis By RAYMOND RUDOLPH MAESTRI Submitted. to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfrllment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August, 1960 Department of Aeronautical Engineering Major Subject: Aeronautical Engineering ON THE ACCELERATION POTENTIAL IN PERFECT FLUID FLOW A Thesis RAYMOND RUDOLPH MAESTRI Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Commit e...

Maestri, Raymond Rudolph

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A preliminary study to Assess Model Uncertainties in Fluid Flows  

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The goal of this study is to assess the impact of various flow models for a simplified primary coolant loop of a light water nuclear reactor. The various fluid flow models are based on the Euler equations with an additional friction term, gravity term, momentum source, and energy source. The geometric model is purposefully chosen simple and consists of a one-dimensional (1D) loop system in order to focus the study on the validity of various fluid flow approximations. The 1D loop system is represented by a rectangle; the fluid is heated up along one of the vertical legs and cooled down along the opposite leg. A pressurizer and a pump are included in the horizontal legs. The amount of energy transferred and removed from the system is equal in absolute value along the two vertical legs. The various fluid flow approximations are compressible vs. incompressible, and complete momentum equation vs. Darcys approximation. The ultimate goal is to compute the fluid flow models uncertainties and, if possible, to generate validity ranges for these models when applied to reactor analysis. We also limit this study to single phase flows with low-Mach numbers. As a result, sound waves carry a very small amount of energy in this particular case. A standard finite volume method is used for the spatial discretization of the system.

Marc Oliver Delchini; Jean C. Ragusa

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Radiations as a Fluid Flow  

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We combine Maxwell's equations with Eulers's equation, related to a velocity field of an immaterial fluid, where the density of mass is replaced by a charge density. We come out with a differential system able to describe a relevant quantity of electromagnetic phenomena, ranging from classical dipole waves to solitary wave-packets with compact support. The clue is the construction of an energy tensor summing up both the electromagnetic stress and a suitable mass tensor. With this right-hand side, explicit solutions of the full Einstein's equation are computed for a wide class of wave phenomena. Since our electromagnetic waves may behave and interact exactly as a material fluid, they can create vortex structures. We then explicitly analyze some vortex ring configurations and examine the possibility to build a model for the electron.

Daniele Funaro

2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Notes 10. A thermohydrodynamic bulk-flow model for fluid film bearings  

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The complete set of bulk-flow equations for the analysis of turbulent flow fluid film bearings. Importance of thermal effects in process fluid applications. A CFD method for solution of the bulk-flow equations....

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-phase fluid flow through nozzles and abrupt enlargements  

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The behavior of a fluid undergoing a phase change from liquid to vapor while flowing through a duct is of interest to engineers in many practical situations. For the case of interest to us, geothermal hot water flowing through various channels (well bores, surface pipes, equipment, etc.) may reach its flash point and choke point under appropriate conditions. The proper design of energy conversion systems depends on the ability of the engineer to predict this behavior with an acceptable degree of accuracy. The present study was in part motivated by the task of designing the blow-down, two-phase fluid flow test facility at Brown University. In that facility, a refrigerant (dichlorotetrafluoroethane or R-114) is boosted to a selected stagnation state and allowed to flow through a nozzle orifice into a long straight tube. The operation relies on the fluid being choked at the inlet section, and under certain circumstances, at the downstream section as well. A simple schematic of the test section is shown. This paper treats the problem generically and analytically, making use of the basic laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Specific calculations have been performed using R-114 as the flowing medium. They attempt to identify and describe all possible flow conditions in and downstream of the nozzle for all possible stagnation conditions.

Olia, H.; Maeder, P.F.; DiPippo, R.; Dickinson, D.A.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Porosity, Permeability, And Fluid Flow In The Yellowstone Geothermal  

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Porosity, Permeability, And Fluid Flow In The Yellowstone Geothermal Porosity, Permeability, And Fluid Flow In The Yellowstone Geothermal System, Wyoming Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Porosity, Permeability, And Fluid Flow In The Yellowstone Geothermal System, Wyoming Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Cores from two of 13 U.S. Geological Survey research holes at Yellowstone National Park (Y-5 and Y-8) were evaluated to characterize lithology, texture, alteration, and the degree and nature of fracturing and veining. Porosity and matrix permeability measurements and petrographic examination of the cores were used to evaluate the effects of lithology and hydrothermal alteration on porosity and permeability. The intervals studied in these two core holes span the conductive zone and the upper portion of

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Experimental study of fluid flow and heat transfer in tortuous microchannels.  

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??Tortuous microchannels have attracted increasing interest due to great potential to enhance fluid mixing and heat transfer. While the fluid flow and heat transfer in (more)

Dai, Zhenhui

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of fluid flow in porous/fractured media  

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Theoretical models of fluid flow in porous/fractured media can help in the design of in situ fossil energy and mineral extraction technologies. Because of the complexity of these processes, numerical solutions are usually required. Sample calculations illustrate the capabilities of present day computer models.

Travis B.J.; Cook, T.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leaf Deformation Taking Into Account Fluid Flow Paulo Silva  

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the leaf, and couple the mass-spring parameters with a simulation representing the fluid flow is composed by a mass-spring system embedded in a mesh representing the input leaf. This mass- spring system the parameters of our system. Those parameters include spring constants and spring rest lengths. Then by updating

Ouhyoung, Ming

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FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER OF ELECTRON FLOW IN SEMICONDUCTORS  

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= heat, f = LO-mode, g = LO, h = LA-mode, i = negligible, j = remote heat sink 7/ 70 #12;Heat conductionFLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER OF ELECTRON FLOW IN SEMICONDUCTORS Mihir Sen Department · Shallow water analogy · Vorticity dynamics · Linear stability analysis · Numerical simulations of heat

Sen, Mihir

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Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter  

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A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit.

Ortiz, Marcos G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Boucher, Timothy J. (Helena, MT)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter  

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A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit. 2 figs.

Ortiz, M.G.; Boucher, T.J.

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A Mountain-Scale Thermal Hydrologic Model for Simulating Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Unsaturated Fractured Rock  

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for Simulating Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Unsaturatedcomplex multiphase fluid flow and heat-transfer processes.of the coupled fluid-flow and heat-transfer processes has

Wu, Yu-Shu; Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Zhang, Keni; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat transfer in the vertical channel flow of a clear fluid adjacent to a nanofluid layer: a two-fluid model  

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A two-fluid vertical channel flow and convective heat transfer model in which one of the two fluids is a nanofluid demonstrates that the nanofluid can modify the fluid velocity at the interface of the two fluids,...

Robert A. Van Gorder; K. V. Prasad; K. Vajravelu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW PROBLEMS USING AN  

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NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW PROBLEMS USING AN IMMERSED-BOUNDARY FINITE of the immersed boundary technique for simulating fluid flow and heat transfer problems over or inside complex. Several phenomenologically different fluid flow and heat transfer problems are simulated using

Pacheco, Jose Rafael

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Heat transfer to a fluid flowing in an annulus  

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. ii I ~ DIMENSIONS AND SYMBOLS o ~ ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ ~ I II e INTRODUCTION AND THEORY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 3 IXI e APPARATUS AND PROCEDURES ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 7 XV o RESULTS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ ~ 17 V, DXSCUSSION OF RESULTS... of times 0 Prandtl nnnber~ e~& dimensionless initial temperature oi' surfaoe and fluids% D equivalent diameter& Di g~ L Q - volume flow rate~ L3/T V~ mass velooity, FT/L3 6 mass floe rate~ FT/L IMTRODUCTIOR AND THEORY This thesis comprises heat tz...

Logan, Earl

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Optimal Power Flow Using Linear Fuzzy Relation.  

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??Optimal Power Flow (OPF) is a very important tool for planning and analysis of power systems. In the recent times, uncertain renewable energy is being (more)

Arneja, Inderdeep S. (Author)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of fluid bed heat exchanger optimization parameters. Final report  

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Uncertainty in the relationship of specific bed material properties to gas-side heat transfer in fluidized beds has inhibited the search for optimum bed materials and has led to over-conservative assumptions in the design of fluid bed heat exchangers. An experimental program was carried out to isolate the effects of particle density, thermal conductivity, and heat capacitance upon fluid bed heat transfer. A total of 31 tests were run with 18 different bed material loads on 12 material types; particle size variations were tested on several material types. The conceptual design of a fluidized bed evaporator unit was completed for a diesel exhaust heat recovery system. The evaporator heat transfer surface area was substantially reduced while the physical dimensions of the unit increased. Despite the overall increase in unit size, the overall cost was reduced. A study of relative economics associated with bed material selection was conducted. For the fluidized bed evaporator, it was found that zircon sand was the best choice among materials tested in this program, and that the selection of bed material substantially influences the overall system costs. The optimized fluid bed heat exchanger has an estimated cost 19% below a fin augmented tubular heat exchanger; 31% below a commercial design fluid bed heat exchanger; and 50% below a conventional plain tube heat exchanger. The comparisons being made for a 9.6 x 10/sup 6/ Btu/h waste heat boiler. The fluidized bed approach potentially has other advantages such as resistance to fouling. It is recommended that a study be conducted to develop a systematic selection of bed materials for fluidized bed heat exchanger applications, based upon findings of the study reported herein.

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1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective flow of sisko fluid over a bidirectional stretching sheet  

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The present investigation discusses the flow and heat transfer characteristics of a steady three dimensional Sisko fluid. The flow is induced due to bidirectional stretching sheet. The influence of power-law index and stretching ratio on flow and heat transfer is studied thoroughly. Governing partial differential equations are reduced to coupled ordinary differential equations by suitable similarity variable. The resulting equations are then solved numerically by shooting method using adaptive Runge Kutta algorithm in combination with Broyden's method in the domain . The numerical results for the velocity and temperature fields are graphically presented and effects of the relevant parameters are discussed in detail. Moreover, the skin-friction coefficient and local Nusselt number for different values of the power-law index and stretching ratio are presented through tabulated data. The numerical results are verified with the results obtained by HAM. Additionally, the results are also validated with previously ...

Munir, Asif; Khan, Masood

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well  

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The uncontrolled flow of fluid from an oil or gas well may be reduced or stopped by injecting a composition including 2-cyanoacrylate ester monomer into the fluid stream. Injection of the monomer results in a rapid, perhaps instantaneous, polymerization of the monomer within the flow stream of the fluid. This polymerization results in formation of a solid plug that reduces or stops the flow of additional fluid from the well.

Hermes, Robert E

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Different approximations of shallow fluid flow over an obstacle  

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Three different sets of shallow water equations, representing different levels of approximation are considered. The numerical solutions of these different equations for flow past bottom topography in several different flow regimes are compared. For several cases the full Euler solutions are computed as a reference, allowing the assessment of the relative accuracies of the different approximations. Further, the differences between the dispersive shallow water (DSW) solutions and those of the highly simplified, hyperbolic shallow water (SW) equations is studied as a guide to determining what level of approximation is required for a particular flow. First, the Green-Naghdi (GN) equations are derived as a vertically-integrated rational approximation of the Euler equations, and then the generalized Boussinesq (gB) equations are obtained under the further assumption of weak nonlinearity. A series of calculations, each assuming different values of a set of parameters{emdash}undisturbed upstream Froude number, and the height and width of the obstacle, are then presented and discussed. In almost all regions of the parameter space, the SW and DSW theories yield different results; it is only when the flows are entirely subcritical or entirely supercritical and when the obstacles are very wide compared to the depth of the fluid that the SW and DSW theories are in qualitative and quantitative agreement. It is also found that while the gB solutions are accurate only for small bottom topographies (less than 20{percent} of the undisturbed fluid depth), the GN solutions are accurate for much larger topographies (up to 65{percent} of the undisturbed fluid depth). The limitation of the gB approximation to small topographies is primarily due to the generation of large amplitude upstream propagating solitary waves at transcritical Froude numbers, and is consistent with previous analysis. (Abstract Truncated)

Nadiga, B.T.; Margolin, L.G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Smolarkiewicz, P.K. [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80307 (United States)] [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80307 (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs  

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Project objectives: Improve image resolution for microseismicimaging and time-lapse active seismic imaging; Enhance the prediction of fluid flow and temperature distributions and stress changes by coupling fracture flow simulations with reservoir flow simulations; and integrating imaging into modeling.

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Numerical simulation of flow of shear-thinning fluids in corrugated channels  

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A numerical study of flow of a shear thinning fluid through a pair of corrugated plates was carried out. The aim of the study was to observe and understand the behavior of the flow of shear thinning fluids through channels were the fluid...

Aiyalur Shankaran, Rohit

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of flow of shear-thinning fluids in corrugated channels  

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A numerical study of flow of a shear thinning fluid through a pair of corrugated plates was carried out. The aim of the study was to observe and understand the behavior of the flow of shear thinning fluids through channels were the fluid...

Aiyalur Shankaran, Rohit

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Abrupt contraction flow of magnetorheological fluids , M.T. Lpez-Lpez1,2  

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engineering interest, the MR fluids are very attractive from a purely scientific point of view. The coupling1 Abrupt contraction flow of magnetorheological fluids P. Kuzhir1 , M.T. López-López1,2 and G Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain Abstract Contraction and expansion flows of magnetorheological fluids occur

Boyer, Edmond

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Optimized Free Surface Fluids on Adaptive Grids with the Lattice Boltzmann Method  

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Optimized Free Surface Fluids on Adaptive Grids with the Lattice Boltzmann Method Nils Thürey Free Surface Fluids with the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM): Optimizations with Adaptive Grids t + 4 Step G3 Step G2 G2 > G3 Step G1 .... Lattice Boltzmann: - Similar to Cellular Automata - Regular

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Gasliquid flow stability and bubble formation in non-Newtonian fluids in microfluidic flow-focusing devices  

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This communication describes the gasliquid two-phase flow patterns and the formation of bubbles in non-Newtonian fluids in microfluidic flow-focusing devices. Experiments were conducted in two different polym...

Taotao Fu; Youguang Ma; Denis Funfschilling; Huai Z. Li

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid mechanics experiments in oscillatory flow. Volume 1  

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Results of a fluid mechanics measurement program is oscillating flow within a circular duct are present. The program began with a survey of transition behavior over a range of oscillation frequency and magnitude and continued with a detailed study at a single operating point. Such measurements were made in support of Stirling engine development. Values of three dimensionless parameters, Re{sub max}, Re{sub W}, and A{sub R}, embody the velocity amplitude, frequency of oscillation and mean fluid displacement of the cycle, respectively. Measurements were first made over a range of these parameters which included operating points of all Stirling engines. Next, a case was studied with values of these parameters that are representative of the heat exchanger tubes in the heater section of NASA`s Stirling cycle Space Power Research Engine (SPRE). Measurements were taken of the axial and radical components of ensemble-averaged velocity and rms-velocity fluctuation and the dominant Reynolds shear stress, at various radial positions for each of four axial stations. In each run, transition from laminar to turbulent flow, and in reverse, were identified and sufficient data was gathered to propose the transition mechanism. Models of laminar and turbulent boundary layers were used to process the data into wall coordinates and to evaluate skin friction coefficients. Such data aids in validating computational models and is useful in comparing oscillatory flow characteristics to those of fully-developed steady flow. Data were taken with a contoured entry to each end of the test section and with flush square inlets so that the effects of test section inlet geometry on transition and turbulence are documented. The following is presented in two-volumes. Volume I contains the text of the report including figures and supporting appendices. Volume II contains data reduction program listings and tabulated data (including its graphical presentation).

Seume, J.; Friedman, G.; Simon, T.W. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrostatic bearings for a turbine fluid flow metering device  

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A rotor assembly fluid metering device has been improved by development of a hydrostatic bearing fluid system which provides bearing fluid at a common pressure to rotor assembly bearing surfaces. The bearing fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid between bearing surfaces and allows rapid replacement of bearing fluid between bearing surfaces, thereby minimizing bearing wear and corrosion. 3 figs.

Fincke, J.R.

1982-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer due to stagnation point flow of a non-Newtonian fluid  

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Heat transfer analysis for steady, laminar flow of an incompressible, homogeneous, non-Newtonian fluid of second grade at a stagnation point...K, of the fluid. The energy equation is discretized using central ......

V. K. Garg

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unsteady hydromagnetic free-convection flow with radiative heat transfer in a rotating fluid  

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We consider the buoyancy-induced flow of an electrically-conducting fluid with radiative heat transfer past a vertical flat plate of infinite ... vary with temperature, that is a compressible fluid. If the temper...

A. R. Bestman; S. K. Adjepong

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Effect of anatomical fine structure on the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal subarachnoid space.  

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The lattice Boltzmann method is used to model oscillatory flow in the spinal subarachnoid space. The effect of obstacles such as trabeculae, nerve bundles, and ligaments on fluid velocity profiles appears to be small, when the flow is averaged over the length of a vertebra. Averaged fluid flow in complex models is little different from flow in corresponding elliptical annular cavities. However, the obstacles stir the flow locally and may be more significant in studies of tracer dispersion.

Stockman, Harlan Wheelock

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivative Free Optimization Methods for Optimizing Stirrer ...  

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It also gives a comparison of the two optimization algorithms. Key words: Energy, Numerical Optimization, Derivative-Free Optimization,. Computational Fluid ... numerical simulations are needed for the computation of the fluid flow inside the stirrer for ..... Optimization Methods and Software, 20 (2005) 493-508. [6] A. R. Conn...

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prolonged effect of fluid flow stress on the proliferative activity of mesothelial cells after abrupt discontinuation of fluid streaming  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Late-onset peritoneal fibrosis leading to EPS remains to be elucidated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fluid streaming is a potent factor for peritoneal fibrosis in PD. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We focused on the prolonged effect of fluid streaming on mesothelial cell kinetics. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A history of fluid streaming exposure promoted mesothelial proliferative activity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We have thus identified a potent new factor for late-onset peritoneal fibrosis. -- Abstract: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) often develops after transfer to hemodialysis and transplantation. Both termination of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and transplantation-related factors are risks implicated in post-PD development of EPS, but the precise mechanism of this late-onset peritoneal fibrosis remains to be elucidated. We previously demonstrated that fluid flow stress induced mesothelial proliferation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition via mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling. Therefore, we speculated that the prolonged bioactive effect of fluid flow stress may affect mesothelial cell kinetics after cessation of fluid streaming. To investigate how long mesothelial cells stay under the bioactive effect brought on by fluid flow stress after removal of the stress, we initially cultured mesothelial cells under fluid flow stress and then cultured the cells under static conditions. Mesothelial cells exposed to fluid flow stress for a certain time showed significantly high proliferative activity compared with static conditions after stoppage of fluid streaming. The expression levels of protein phosphatase 2A, which dephosphorylates MAPK, in mesothelial cells changed with time and showed a biphasic pattern that was dependent on the duration of exposure to fluid flow stress. There were no differences in the fluid flow stress-related bioactive effects on mesothelial cells once a certain time had passed. The present findings show that fluid flow stress exerts a prolonged bioactive effect on mesothelial cells after termination of fluid streaming. These findings support the hypothesis that a history of PD for a certain period could serve as a trigger of EPS after stoppage of PD.

Aoki, Shigehisa, E-mail: aokis@cc.saga-u.ac.jp [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)] [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan); Ikeda, Satoshi [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)] [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan); Takezawa, Toshiaki [Transgenic Animal Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Ibaraki (Japan)] [Transgenic Animal Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Ibaraki (Japan); Kishi, Tomoya [Department of Internal Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)] [Department of Internal Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan); Makino, Junichi [Makino Clinic, Saga (Japan)] [Makino Clinic, Saga (Japan); Uchihashi, Kazuyoshi; Matsunobu, Aki [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)] [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan); Noguchi, Mitsuru [Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)] [Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan); Sugihara, Hajime [Department of Physical Therapy, International University of Health and Welfare, Fukuoka (Japan)] [Department of Physical Therapy, International University of Health and Welfare, Fukuoka (Japan); Toda, Shuji [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)] [Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga (Japan)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal mixing and optimal stirring for fixed energy, fixed power or fixed palenstrophy flows  

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Optimal mixing and optimal stirring for fixed energy, fixed power or fixed palenstrophy flows-time perfect mixing with a finite energy constraint on the stirring flow. On the other hand, using techniques, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (Dated: 31 March 2012) We consider passive scalar mixing

Novikov, Alexei

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Numerical Studies of Fluid Leakage from a Geologic Disposal Reservoir for CO2 Show Self-Limiting Feedback between Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer  

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Feedback between Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Karsten Pruessfeedback between fluid flow and heat transfer tends to limitfluid mobility (viscosity and relative permeability effects), are countered by effects arising from limitations in the rate of conductive heat transfer.

Pruess, Karsten

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Hydrostatic bearings for a turbine fluid flow metering device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotor assembly fluid metering device has been improved by development of a hydrostatic bearing fluid system which provides bearing fluid at a common pressure to rotor assembly bearing surfaces. The bearing fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid between bearing surfaces and allows rapid replacement of bearing fluid between bearing surfaces, thereby minimizing bearing wear and corrosion.

Fincke, J.R.

1980-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Simulation and Optimization of Plasma Reactors for Coal Gasification  

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This paper reports a 3-d numerical simulation system to analyze the complicated flow in plasma reactors for coal gasification, which involve complex chemical reaction, two-phase flow and plasma effect. On the basis of analytic results, the distribution of the density, temperature and components' concentration are obtained and a different plasma reactor configuration is proposed to optimize the flow parameters. The numerical simulation results show an improved conversion ratio of the coal gasification. Different kinds of chemical reaction models are used to simulate the complex flow inside the reactor. It can be concluded that the numerical simulation system can be very useful for the design and optimization of the plasma reactor.

Ji Chunjun; Zhang Yingzi; Ma Tengcai

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid breakup during simultaneous two-phase flow through a three-dimensional porous medium  

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We use confocal microscopy to directly visualize the simultaneous flow of both a wetting and a non-wetting fluid through a model three-dimensional (3D) porous medium. We find that, for small flow rates, both fluids flow through unchanging, distinct, connected 3D pathways; in stark contrast, at sufficiently large flow rates, the non-wetting fluid is broken up into discrete ganglia. By performing experiments over a range of flow rates, using fluids of different viscosities, and with porous media having different geometries, we show that this transition can be characterized by a state diagram that depends on the capillary numbers of both fluids, suggesting that it is controlled by the competition between the viscous forces exerted on the flowing oil and the capillary forces at the pore scale. Our results thus help elucidate the diverse range of behaviors that arise in two-phase flow through a 3D porous medium.

Sujit S. Datta; Jean-Baptiste Dupin; David A. Weitz

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer in the nonisothermal flow of an anomalously viscous fluid in a helical duct  

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The problem of heat transfer in the initial section of a helical ... with a steady flow of an anomalously viscous fluid is solved numerically.

A. I. Mumladze; Yu. G. Nazmeev; O. V. Maminov

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and Fracture in EGS Environments  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and Fracture in EGS Environments presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Structure  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Structure presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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FRACSTIM/I: A Fully Coupled Fluid Flow/Heat Transport and Geomechanica...  

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FRACSTIMI: A Fully Coupled Fluid FlowHeat Transport and Geomechanical DeformationFracture Generation Simulator aka FALCON: Fracturing and Liquid CONservation Robert K....

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Stress and Fluid-Flow Interaction for the Coso Geothermal Field...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

California is reliant on the knowledge of fluid flow directions associated with fracture networks. We use finite element analysis to establish the 3D state of stress within...

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System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit is disclosed. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit. 3 figs.

Ortiz, M.G.

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

To improve drilling performance, a drilling fluid is selected based on one or more criteria and to have at least one target characteristic. Drilling equipment is used to drill a wellbore, and the selected drilling fluid is provided into the wellbore during drilling with the drilling equipment. The at least one target characteristic of the drilling fluid includes an ability of the drilling fluid to penetrate into formation cuttings during drilling to weaken the formation cuttings.

Judzis, Arnis (Salt Lake City, UT); Black, Alan D. (Coral Springs, FL); Green, Sidney J. (Salt Lake City, UT); Robertson, Homer A. (West Jordan, UT); Bland, Ronald G. (Houston, TX); Curry, David Alexander (The Woodlands, TX); Ledgerwood, III, Leroy W. (Cypress, TX)

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Fluid flow and heat transfer in Shellside of Heat Exchangers with Longitudinal Flow of Shellside Fluid with Different Supporting structures  

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In the paper, a simplified numerical model-the periodic unit duct model was presented for the numerical simulation of shellside characteristics in heat exchanger with longitudinal flow of shellside fluid, and its...

Yongqing Wang; Qiwu Dong; Minshan Liu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsatile flow of a chemically-reacting non-linear fluid  

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with the fluid undergoing a pulsatile flow are studied numerically. A comparison of the shear-thinning/chemical-thinning fluid to the shear-thinning/chemicalthickening fluid using a new non-dimensional parameterâ??the competition number (CN) shows that both...

Bridges, Ronald Craig, II

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER OF HIGH PRANDTL NUMBER FLUID FLOW UNDER STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD  

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER OF HIGH PRANDTL NUMBER FLUID FLOW UNDER to the heat transfer characteristic: Flibe is a high Prandtl number fluid. For high Prandtl number fluid, there is a severe limitation of temperature window due to its high melting point. The turbulent heat transfer is

Abdou, Mohamed

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Numerical Simulation of the Flow of a Power Law Fluid in an Elbow Bend  

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A numerical study of flow of power law fluid in an elbow bend has been carried out. The motivation behind this study is to analyze the velocity profiles, especially the pattern of the secondary flow of power law fluid in a bend as there are several...

Kanakamedala, Karthik

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities  

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Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities with impinging jet * Corresponding author : souad.harmand@univ-valenciennes.fr Abstract Fluid flow and convective heat transfer, are treated in details in this review. The review focuses on convective heat transfer in predominantly outward

Boyer, Edmond

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Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities  

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1 Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities with impinging axial direction #12;5 Introduction Fluid flow and convective heat transfer in rotor-stator configuration heat transfer in rotor-stator configurations, which are of great importance in different engineering

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat-transfer within cellular copper structures  

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The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat-transfer within cellular copper structures J. Tian February 2004 Available online 20 March 2004 Abstract The fluid-flow and heat-transfer features of cellular and packed beds, but also a function of orientation (open area ratio). The overall heat transfer depends

Wadley, Haydn

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The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat-transfer within cellular copper structures  

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1 The effects of topology upon fluid-flow and heat-transfer within cellular copper structures J The fluid-flow and heat-transfer features of copper cellular metal structures made by the transient liquid media. The experimental results for pressure drop and heat transfer were expressed on the basis

Wadley, Haydn

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Relation Between Flow Enhancement Factor and Structure for Core-Softened Fluids Inside Nanotubes  

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Relation Between Flow Enhancement Factor and Structure for Core-Softened Fluids Inside Nanotubes The relationship between enhancement flow and structure of core-softened fluids confined inside nanotubes has been was employed to create a pressure gradient between two reservoirs connected by a nanotube. We show how

Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

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Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law  

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Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law F transfer in a magnetic fluid flow under the action of an applied magnetic field. Instead of the usual heat-Cattaneo law, heat transfer, magnetic field, magnetization AMS subject classifications: 76N10, 35Q35. 1

Boyer, Edmond

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER OVER A SERIES OF IN-LINE NONCIRCULAR  

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER OVER A SERIES OF IN-LINE NONCIRCULAR TUBES CONFINED, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Two-dimensional steady developing fluid flow and heat-volume technique. Grid independence study was carried out by running the developed code for several different grid

Bahaidarah, Haitham M.

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Stress and Fluid-Flow Interaction for the Coso Geothermal Field Derived  

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Stress and Fluid-Flow Interaction for the Coso Geothermal Field Derived Stress and Fluid-Flow Interaction for the Coso Geothermal Field Derived from 3D Numerical Models Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Stress and Fluid-Flow Interaction for the Coso Geothermal Field Derived from 3D Numerical Models Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The efficiency of geothermal energy production at the Coso Geothermal Field in eastern California is reliant on the knowledge of fluid flow directions associated with fracture networks. We use finite element analysis to establish the 3D state of stress within the tectonic setting of the Coso Range. The mean and differential stress distributions are used to infer fluid flow vectors and second order fracture likelihood and orientation. The results show that the Coso Range and adjacent areas are

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Subcritical finite-amplitude solutions in plane Couette flow of visco-elastic fluids  

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Plane Couette flow of visco-elastic fluids is shown to exhibit a purely elastic subcritical instability in spite of being linearly stable. The mechanism of this instability is proposed and the nonlinear stability analysis of plane Couette flow of the Upper-Convected Maxwell fluid is presented. It is found that above the critical Weissenberg number, a small finite-size perturbation is sufficient to create a secondary flow, and the threshold value for the amplitude of the perturbation decreases as the Weissenberg number increases. The results suggest a scenario for weakly turbulent visco-elastic flow which is similar to the one for Newtonian fluids as a function of Reynolds number.

Alexander N. Morozov; Wim van Saarloos

2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical schemes for dynamically orthogonal equations of stochastic fluid and ocean flows  

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The quantification of uncertainties is critical when systems are nonlinear and have uncertain terms in their governing equations or are constrained by limited knowledge of initial and boundary conditions. Such situations are common in multiscale, intermittent and non-homogeneous fluid and ocean flows. The dynamically orthogonal (DO) field equations provide an adaptive methodology to predict the probability density functions of such flows. The present work derives efficient computational schemes for the DO methodology applied to unsteady stochastic Navier-Stokes and Boussinesq equations, and illustrates and studies the numerical aspects of these schemes. Semi-implicit projection methods are developed for the mean and for the DO modes, and time-marching schemes of first to fourth order are used for the stochastic coefficients. Conservative second-order finite-volumes are employed in physical space with new advection schemes based on total variation diminishing methods. Other results include: (i) the definition of pseudo-stochastic pressures to obtain a number of pressure equations that is linear in the subspace size instead of quadratic; (ii) symmetric advection schemes for the stochastic velocities; (iii) the use of generalized inversion to deal with singular subspace covariances or deterministic modes; and (iv) schemes to maintain orthonormal modes at the numerical level. To verify our implementation and study the properties of our schemes and their variations, a set of stochastic flow benchmarks are defined including asymmetric Dirac and symmetric lock-exchange flows, lid-driven cavity flows, and flows past objects in a confined channel. Different Reynolds number and Grashof number regimes are employed to illustrate robustness. Optimal convergence under both time and space refinements is shown as well as the convergence of the probability density functions with the number of stochastic realizations.

Ueckermann, M.P., E-mail: mpuecker@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Lermusiaux, P.F.J., E-mail: pierrel@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Sapsis, T.P., E-mail: sapsis@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-lapse seismic monitoring of subsurface fluid flow  

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Time-lapse seismic monitoring repeats 3 D seismic imaging over a reservoir to map fluid movements in a reservoir. During hydrocarbon production, the fluid saturation, pressure, and temperature of a reservoir change, thereby altering the acoustic...

Yuh, Sung H.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic aperture imaging for three dimensional resolution of fluid flows  

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Fluid mechanics and instrumentation have a long history together, as experimental fluids studies play an important role in describing a more complete physical picture in a variety of problems. Presently. state-of-the-art ...

Belden, Jesse (Jesse Levi)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FORTRAN SUBROUTINES FOR NETWORK FLOW OPTIMIZATION ...  

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Mar 13, 2004 ... If it is required that the flow xij be integer, (2) is replaced with ... pute the ?yk component of the direction as the solution of the system of normal ..... Source Code Files ... serve as guides for developing custom applications invoking the ..... approved April 3, 1978, American National Standards Institute, Inc.:.

2004-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of heat transfer on the plane-channel poiseuille flow of a thermo-viscous fluid  

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A steady-state plane channel flow of viscous incompressible fluid with no-slip and heat transfer boundary conditions is considered. The flow is ... induced by a fixed pressure difference and the fluid viscosity d...

S. N. Aristov; V. G. Zelenina

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A numerical study on the effects of 2d structured sinusoidal elements on fluid flow and heat transfer at microscale  

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Computational fluid dynamics Microchannel Minichannel Surface roughness Roughness elements Heat transfer Fluid to achieve enhancement in heat transfer with relatively low cooling fluid flow rate [1]. In spite of havingA numerical study on the effects of 2d structured sinusoidal elements on fluid flow and heat

Kandlikar, Satish

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Single-cycle mixed-fluid LNG process Part I: Optimal design  

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Single-cycle mixed-fluid LNG process Part I: Optimal design Jørgen Bauck Jensen and Sigurd the design optimization of a relatively simple LNG pro- cess; the PRICO process. A simple economic objective. Keywords: PRICO, LNG, design 1 Introduction Stebbing and O'Brien (1975) reported on the performance

Skogestad, Sigurd

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2.13 HEAT TRANSFER & FLUID FLOW IN MICROCHANNELS 2.13.7-1 Molecular dynamics methods in  

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2.13 HEAT TRANSFER & FLUID FLOW IN MICROCHANNELS 2.13.7-1 2.13.7 Molecular dynamics methods in microscale heat transfer Shigeo Maruyama A. Introduction In normal heat transfer and fluid flow calculations of molecules. This situation is approached in microscale heat transfer and fluid flow. Molecular level

Maruyama, Shigeo

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A Model For The Transient Temperature Effects Of Horizontal Fluid Flow In  

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Transient Temperature Effects Of Horizontal Fluid Flow In Transient Temperature Effects Of Horizontal Fluid Flow In Geothermal Systems Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Model For The Transient Temperature Effects Of Horizontal Fluid Flow In Geothermal Systems Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A characteristic temperature versus depth (T-D) profile is observed in various geothermal environments. Particular features of the T-D profile can be explained in terms of a simple time-dependent two-dimensional (x, z) hydrothermal model. In this model a hot fluid is constrained to flow along a thin aquifer buried at a depth l from the surface with conductive heat transfer into the rocks both above and below the aquifer. In many geothermal systems transient changes in the flow

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Modeling Fluid Flow in Natural Systems, Model Validation and...  

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rock, flow is primarily in relatively sparse networks of fractures. Discrete fracture network (DFNs) models are an approach to representing flow in fractured rock that...

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In situ stress, fracture, and fluid flow analysis in Well 38C-9: an  

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In situ stress, fracture, and fluid flow analysis in Well 38C-9: an In situ stress, fracture, and fluid flow analysis in Well 38C-9: an enhanced geothermal system in the Coso geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: In situ stress, fracture, and fluid flow analysis in Well 38C-9: an enhanced geothermal system in the Coso geothermal field Abstract Geoscientists from the Coso Operating Company, EGI-Utah, GeoMechanics International, and the U.S. Geological Survey are cooperating in a multi-year study to develop an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) in the Coso Geothermal Field. Key to the creation of an EGS is an understanding of the relationship among natural fracture distribution, fluid flow, and the ambient tectonic stresses that exist within the resource in order to design

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Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from the Coso  

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Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from the Coso Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from the Coso Geothermal Field, CA Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from the Coso Geothermal Field, CA Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: cap rock, permeability, fault, fracture, clay, Coso Author(s): Davatzes, N.C.; Hickman, S.H. Published: Geothermal Resource Council Transactions 2005, 1/1/2005 Document Number: Unavailable DOI: Unavailable Conceptual Model At Coso Geothermal Area (2005-2007) Coso Geothermal Area Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Controls_on_Fault-Hosted_Fluid_Flow:_Preliminary_Results_from_the_Coso_Geothermal_Field,_CA&oldid=473359"

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IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C-9:AN ENHANCED  

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FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C-9:AN ENHANCED FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C-9:AN ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C-9:AN ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Geoscientists from the Coso Operating Company, EGI-Utah, GeoMechanics International, and the U.S. Geological Survey are cooperating in a multi-year study to develop an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) in the Coso Geothermal Field. Key to the creation of an EGS is an understanding of the relationship among natural fracture distribution, fluid flow, and the ambient tectonic stresses that exist within the resource in order to design

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Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations of Three-Dimensional Fluid Flow on a Desktop Computer  

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Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations of Three-Dimensional Fluid Flow on a Desktop Computer ... Algorithms for building lattices and solving the equations are not trivial, and memory demands are relatively high. ...

Jeffrey D. Brewster

2007-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer during laminar fluid flow in a pipe with radiative heat removal  

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The heat-transfer problem is analyzed for laminar fluid flow in the initial section of a ... pipe having a parabolic entry velocity distribution and heat removal by radiation from the surface of...

Ya. S. Kadaner; Yu. P. Rassadkin; . L. Spektor

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second-order fluid flow past a stretching sheet with heat transfer  

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The heat transfer in the flow of a second-order fluid, obeying Coleman and Noll's constitutive equation...KC/v. The thermal boundary layer thickness decreases and the Nusselt numberNu x increases ...

N. M. Bujurke; S. N. Biradar; P. S. Hiremath

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer in a radiating fluid with slug flow in a parallel-plate channel  

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As a step towards a better understanding of combined conduction, convection, and radiation, fully developed heat transfer in slug flow in a flat duct ... , nonblack, isothermal surfaces. The gray radiating fluid ...

R. Viskanta

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer in the flow of a viscoelastic fluid over a stretching sheet  

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The problem of heat transfer in the viscoelastic fluid flow over a stretching sheet is examined. ... such as the skin-friction coefficient and the heat transfer coefficient, are determined. It is found that the heat

P. Sam Lawrence; Dr. B. Nageswara Rao

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF...  

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FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: IN SITU STRESS,...

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IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C...  

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FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C-9:AN ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

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In situ stress, fracture, and fluid flow analysis in Well 38C...  

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situ stress, fracture, and fluid flow analysis in Well 38C-9: an enhanced geothermal system in the Coso geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

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FLUID FLOW MODELING OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL WIND TURBINE BLADE STRUCTURES  

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FLUID FLOW MODELING OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL WIND TURBINE BLADE STRUCTURES the guidance and direction provided by my advisors: Dr. Mandell, Dr. Cairns and Dr. Larsen. I would also like

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Permeability of illite-bearing shale: 2. Influence of fluid chemistry on flow and functionally  

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of the Wilcox formation has been investigated using distilled water and 1 M solutions of NaCl, KCl, and CaCl2 and permeabilities depend on fluid composition. Permeabilities to flow of 1 M CaCl2 are 3­5 times greater than values is greater for transport of 1 M CaCl2 than that for transport of the other pore fluids. Assuming that fluid

Herbert, Bruce

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Semester project Lattice Boltzmann simulations of fluid flow: An unconventional approach to CFD  

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Semester project Lattice Boltzmann simulations of fluid flow: An unconventional approach to CFD Background: The lattice Boltzmann method is a new numerical method of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Con on a continuous picture of matter. The lattice Boltzmann method instead relies on discrete particles having

Müller,Bernhard

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Flows of Incompressible Newtonian and Generalized Newtonian Fluids over a Circular Cylinder  

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for progressively increasing flow rates corresponding to Re = 20, 40, 60, 100 and 200 for Newtonian and Carreau fluids and Re_n = 15.6, 37.2, 64.2, 118.8 and 285.0 for power-law fluids. The inlet length and the height of the domain are established so that boundaries...

Klein, Kayla

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameter estimation from flowing fluid temperature logging data in unsaturated fractured rock using multiphase inverse modeling  

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A simple conceptual model has been recently developed for analyzing pressure and temperature data from flowing fluid temperature logging (FFTL) in unsaturated fractured rock. Using this conceptual model, we developed an analytical solution for FFTL pressure response, and a semianalytical solution for FFTL temperature response. We also proposed a method for estimating fracture permeability from FFTL temperature data. The conceptual model was based on some simplifying assumptions, particularly that a single-phase airflow model was used. In this paper, we develop a more comprehensive numerical model of multiphase flow and heat transfer associated with FFTL. Using this numerical model, we perform a number of forward simulations to determine the parameters that have the strongest influence on the pressure and temperature response from FFTL. We then use the iTOUGH2 optimization code to estimate these most sensitive parameters through inverse modeling and to quantify the uncertainties associated with these estimated parameters. We conclude that FFTL can be utilized to determine permeability, porosity, and thermal conductivity of the fracture rock. Two other parameters, which are not properties of the fractured rock, have strong influence on FFTL response. These are pressure and temperature in the borehole that were at equilibrium with the fractured rock formation at the beginning of FFTL. We illustrate how these parameters can also be estimated from FFTL data.

Mukhopadhyay, S.; Tsang, Y.; Finsterle, S.

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Site-Scale Model For Fluid And Heat Flow In The Unsaturated Zone Of Yucca  

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Site-Scale Model For Fluid And Heat Flow In The Unsaturated Zone Of Yucca Site-Scale Model For Fluid And Heat Flow In The Unsaturated Zone Of Yucca Mountain, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Site-Scale Model For Fluid And Heat Flow In The Unsaturated Zone Of Yucca Mountain, Nevada Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: A three-dimensional unsaturated-zone numerical model has been developed to simulate flow and distribution of moisture, gas and heat at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, a potential repository site for high-level radioactive waste. The model takes into account the simultaneous flow dynamics of liquid water, vapor, air and heat in the highly heterogeneous, fractured porous rock in the unsaturated zone (UZ). This model is intended for use in the prediction of the current and future conditions in the UZ so

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Inhomogeneity of fluid flow in Stirling engine regenerators  

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The literature relating to inhomogeneity of flow regenerators is briefly reviewed. It is noted that, in contrast to other applications of regenerators, relatively little attention has been paid to the consequences of flow inhomogeneity for thermal regeneration in Stirling cycle machines. The construction of regenerator capsules for a large stationary Stirling engine is described. A test rig is developed to measure the gas velocity profile across the face of the packed regenerator capsules under steady flow conditions. Measured flow profiles for a number of different matrix materials and construction techniques are presented, and it is noted that stacked-mesh regenerator matrices tend to display marked inhomogeneities of flow. The consequences of flow inhomogeneity for flow friction and regenerator effectiveness are analyzed theoretically, and approximate formulae deduced. One method for reducing flow inhomogeneity in stacked-screen matrice

Jones, J.D. (School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser Univ. Burnaby, British Columbia (CA))

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann simulations of binary fluid flow through porous media  

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...V. Coveney and S. Succi Lattice Boltzmann simulations of binary fluid...D-80290 Munchen, Germany The lattice Boltzmann equation is often advocated...three-dimensional 19 velocity lattice Boltzmann model for immiscible binary...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Multiphase flow and control of fluid path in microsystems  

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Miniaturized chemical-systems are expected to have advantages of handling, portability, cost, speed, reproducibility and safety. Control of fluid path in small channels between processes in a chemical/biological network ...

Jhunjhunwala, Manish

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parcel EulerianLagrangian fluid dynamics of rotating geophysical flows  

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...J. 1981 Hamiltonian field description of two-dimensional vortex fluids and guiding center plasmas. Plasma Physics Laboratory report, Princeton University. PPPL-1793, p. 20. Morrison, P.J 1998Hamiltonian description of the ideal...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir  

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Project objectives: Better understand and model fluid injection into a tight reservoir on the edges of a hydrothermal field. Use seismic data to constrain geomechanical/hydrologic/thermal model of reservoir.

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Surgical design for the Fontan procedure using computational fluid dynamics and derivative-free optimization  

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optimal design for improved hepatic ?ow distribution 5.1hepatic ?ow distribution than other designs overall), andY-graft Design for Improved Hepatic Flow Distribution in the

Yang, Weiguang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope  

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Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope Trends Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Flow Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope Trends Details Activities (5) Areas (5) Regions (0) Abstract: Heat and mass are injected into the shallow crust when mantle fluids are able to flow through the ductile lower crust. Minimum He-3/He-4 ratios in surface fluids from the northern Basin and Range Province, western North America, increase systematically from low crustal values in the east to high mantle values in the west, a regional trend that correlates with the rates of active crustal deformation. The highest ratios occur where the extension and shear strain rates are greatest. The

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Status of the TOUGH-FLAC simulator and recent applications related to coupled fluid flow and crustal deformations  

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This paper presents recent advancement in and applications of TOUGH-FLAC, a simulator for multiphase fluid flow and geomechanics. The TOUGH-FLAC simulator links the TOUGH family multiphase fluid and heat transport codes with the commercial FLAC^3^D geomechanical ... Keywords: FLAC3D, Fluid flow, Geomechanics, Modeling, TOUGH

Jonny Rutqvist

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid Flow In The Resurgent Dome Of Long Valley Caldera- Implications From  

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Fluid Flow In The Resurgent Dome Of Long Valley Caldera- Implications From Fluid Flow In The Resurgent Dome Of Long Valley Caldera- Implications From Thermal Data And Deep Electrical Sounding Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Fluid Flow In The Resurgent Dome Of Long Valley Caldera- Implications From Thermal Data And Deep Electrical Sounding Details Activities (5) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Temperatures of 100°C are measured at 3 km depth in a well located on the resurgent dome in the center of Long Valley Caldera, California, despite an assumed >800°C magma chamber at 6-8 km depth. Local downflow of cold meteoric water as a process for cooling the resurgent dome is ruled out by a Peclet-number analysis of temperature logs. These analyses reveal zones with fluid circulation at the upper and lower

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IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF THE COSO  

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IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF THE COSO IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: High rock temperatures, a high degree of fracturing, high tectonic stresses, and low permeability are the combination of qualities that define an ideal candidate-Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) reservoir. The Coso Geothermal Field is an area where fluid temperatures exceeding 300°C have been measured at depths less than 10,000 feet and the reservoir is both highly fractured and tectonically stressed. Some of the wells within this portion of the reservoir are relatively impermeable,

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SUBCRITICAL INSTABILITIES IN PLANE COUETTE FLOW OF VISCO-ELASTIC FLUIDS  

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SUBCRITICAL INSTABILITIES IN PLANE COUETTE FLOW OF VISCO-ELASTIC FLUIDS Alexander N. Morozov of an eigenfunction of the linearized equations of motion becomes subcritically unstable, and the threshold value, subcritical instabilities, amplitude equation Introduction In the last decades, stability of flows of polymers

van Saarloos, Wim

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Numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a narrow Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille system  

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Numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a narrow Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille system S [1, 2] widely validated in various rotor-stator cavities with throughflow [3­5] and heat transfer [6: RANS modeling, Reynolds Stress Model, Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow, turbulence, heat transfer. hal

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Flow and heat transfer of a third grade fluid past an exponentially stretching sheet with  

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Flow and heat transfer of a third grade fluid past an exponentially stretching sheet with partial-Newtonian boundary layer flow and heat transfer over an exponentially stretch- ing sheet with partial slip boundary. The heat transfer analysis has been carried out for two heating processes, namely (i) with prescribed sur

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Optimal operation of a mixed fluid cascade LNG process  

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(can also be considered a disturbance) ·9 Composition of three refrigerants ·3 active charges (one temperatures (after PCHX1, PCHX2 and LCHX) ·Pm in SC ·9 Refrigerant compositions ·Feedrate (assume given.780+1.086 Optimal composition of refrigerant Methane [%] 0.00 0.00 4.02 52.99 Ethane [%] 37.70 37.70 82.96 42

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Role of viscoelasticity and non-linear rheology in flows of complex fluids at high deformation rates  

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We combine pressure, velocimetry and birefringence measurements to study three phenomena for which the fluid rheology plays a dominant role: 1) shear banding in micellar fluids, 2) extension-dominated flows in microfluidic ...

Ober, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The developing heat transfer and fluid flow in micro-channel heat sink with viscous heating effect  

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The numerical modeling of the conjugate heat transfer and fluid flow through the micro-heat sink was presented in the paper, considering the viscous dissipation effect. Three different fluids with temperature dep...

Dorin Lelea; Adrian Eugen Cioabla

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Fluid Flow On Shear Localization and Frictional Strength From Dynamic Models Of Fault Gouge During Earthquakes  

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This thesis explores the effects of fluid flow on shear localization and frictional strength of fault gouge through the use of a coupled 2-phase (pore fluid-grain) Finite Difference-Discrete Element Numerical model. The model simulates slip...

Bianco, Ronald

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

151

Visualization of two-fluid flows of superfluid helium-4  

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...results on the flow past an oscillating sphere (64) and additional...visualization of unsteady/oscillating flows is a new line of inquiry...of the formation of cosmic strings . Nature 368 : 315 317...particles observed near a sphere oscillating in superfluid turbulent 4...

Wei Guo; Marco La Mantia; Daniel P. Lathrop; Steven W. Van Sciver

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scales and Effects of Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust  

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...subsurface reservoirs. The tapping of these reservoirs is the basis...drives the rock cycle and...and a soil porosity of 25...variations in permeability focus or...fracture porosity ofigneous rocks. Fluids...oil reservoirs. ModifiedUpper...can modify permeability and topography...

Lawrence M. Cathles III

1990-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Scales and Effects of Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust  

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...preparation. Dendritic river sands formed in deltas later collect...accumulations ofhydrocarbons (tar sands) on our planet were produced...constrained by consideration of phase diagrams for rele-vant bulk...is intimately linked to the behavior of C-O-H fluids (2) at...

Lawrence M. Cathles III

1990-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

154

NMRI methods for characterizing fluid flow in porous media  

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for fluids in porous media are very small and the NMR signals decay very fast. Furthermore, a narrow pulse approximation concept was applied so that the velocities of spins don't have to be assumed constant during the entire observation time. Preliminary...

Yao, Xiaoli

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

155

Scales and Effects of Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust  

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...of these reservoirs is the basis...drives the rock cycle and...and a soil porosity of 25...variations in permeability focus or...Mesozoic sandstones, siltstones...fracture porosity ofigneous rocks. Fluids...oil reservoirs. ModifiedUpper...can modify permeability and topography...and water quality), and at...fracture porosity and permeability...

Lawrence M. Cathles III

1990-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

156

Scales and Effects of Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust  

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...of these reservoirs is the basis...drives the rock cycle and...and a soil porosity of 25...variations in permeability focus or...fracture porosity ofigneous rocks. Fluids...oil reservoirs. ModifiedUpper...can modify permeability and topography...and water quality), and at...fracture porosity and permeability...

Lawrence M. Cathles III

1990-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

157

Investigation of Swirling Flow in Rod Bundle Subchannels Using Computational Fluid Dynamics  

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The fluid dynamics for turbulent flow through rod bundles representative of those used in pressurized water reactors is examined using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The rod bundles of the pressurized water reactor examined in this study consist of a square array of parallel rods that are held on a constant pitch by support grids spaced axially along the rod bundle. Split-vane pair support grids are often used to create swirling flow in the rod bundle in an effort to improve the heat transfer characteristics for the rod bundle during both normal operating conditions and in accident condition scenarios. Computational fluid dynamics simulations for a two subchannel portion of the rod bundle were used to model the flow downstream of a split-vane pair support grid. A high quality computational mesh was used to investigate the choice of turbulence model appropriate for the complex swirling flow in the rod bundle subchannels. Results document a central swirling flow structure in each of the subchannels downstream of the split-vane pairs. Strong lateral flows along the surface of the rods, as well as impingement regions of lateral flow on the rods are documented. In addition, regions of lateral flow separation and low axial velocity are documented next to the rods. Results of the CFD are compared to experimental particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements documenting the lateral flow structures downstream of the split-vane pairs. Good agreement is found between the computational simulation and experimental measurements for locations close to the support grid. (authors)

Holloway, Mary V. [United States Naval Academy, 117 Decatur Road, Annapolis, MD 21402-5018 (United States); Beasley, Donald E. [Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 29634 (United States); Conner, Michael E. [Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

ECI International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale Whistler, 21-26 September 2008  

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ECI International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale Whistler, 21] studied convective heat transfer of slug flows in a macro-sized tube by using viscoelastic fluids-26 September 2008 NUMERICAL STUDY ON CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER OF GAS-LIQUID SLUG FLOW IN A MICRO TUBE Qunwu He

Kasagi, Nobuhide

159

Electrochemically Actuated Mercury Pump for Fluid Flow and Delivery  

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The design and construction of the pump are detailed, and the potential attributes of this design, including the generated pumping pressure, flow rate, and power consumption, are discussed. ... In evaluations of flow rate, a set of ball-style check valves was attached to each end of the flow channel in the top platform with heat-shrinkable tubing. ... Because of the critical nature of the alignment of the two columns, the variability between setups for the smallest of the pumps (i.e., pump 4) can be as large as 15% if not aligned carefully. ...

Jing Ni; Chuan-Jian Zhong; Shelley J. Coldiron; Marc D. Porter

2000-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

160

Method, system and computer program product for monitoring and optimizing fluid extraction from geologic strata  

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An arrangement which utilizes an inexpensive flap valve/flow transducer combination and a simple local supervisory control system to monitor and/or control the operation of a positive displacement pump used to extract petroleum from geologic strata. The local supervisory control system controls the operation of an electric motor which drives a reciprocating positive displacement pump so as to maximize the volume of petroleum extracted from the well per pump stroke while minimizing electricity usage and pump-off situations. By reducing the electrical demand and pump-off (i.e., "pounding" or "fluid pound") occurrences, operating and maintenance costs should be reduced sufficiently to allow petroleum recovery from marginally productive petroleum fields. The local supervisory control system includes one or more applications to at least collect flow signal data generated during operation of the positive displacement pump. No flow, low flow and flow duration are easily evaluated using the flap valve/flow transducer arrangement.

Medizade, Masoud (San Luis Obispo, CA); Ridgely, John Robert (Los Osos, CA)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Modeling Fluid Flow in Natural Systems, Model Validation and Demonstration  

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Clay and granitic units are potential host media for future repositories for used nuclear fuel. The report addresses the representation and characterization of flow in these two media within...

162

A MEMS BODY FLUID FLOW SENSOR Ellis Meng1  

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for its stability, accuracy, and high temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR). Additional packaging the device using compressed air. The flow rate is adjusted by a metering valve and calibrated using

Meng, Ellis

163

Three-phase fluid flow in porous media  

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In the regions of two-phase flow, with a third phase stationary, the third phase plays an important role in the resulting relative permeability relationships. Wettability has an extremely significant effect on the permeability and flow behavior of the system. This report presents a review of the literature on three-phase relative permeability, a suggested unsteady-state method for finite-difference calculation procedure.

Donaldson, E.C.; Kayser, M.B.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Conjugated heat transfer in the flow of a non-Newtonian fluid with variable properties in a flat duct  

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We solve the problem of the flow of a nonlinearly viscoelastic fluid in the presence of large pressure drops and appreciable nonisothermicity.

N. V. Tyabin; O. Kh. Dakhin; A. V. Baranov

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Method and apparatus for simultaneous determination of fluid mass flow rate, mean velocity and density  

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This invention relates to a new method and new apparatus for determining fluid mass flowrate and density. In one aspect of the invention, the fluid is passed through a straight cantilevered tube in which transient oscillation has been induced, thus generating Coriolis damping forces on the tube. The decay rate and frequency of the resulting damped oscillation are measured, and the fluid mass flowrate and density are determined therefrom. In another aspect of the invention, the fluid is passed through the cantilevered tube while an electrically powered device imparts steady-state harmonic excitation to the tube. This generates Coriolis tube-damping forces which are dependent on the mass flowrate of the fluid. Means are provided to respond to incipient flow-induced changes in the amplitude of vibration by changing the power input to the excitation device as required to sustain the original amplitude of vibration. The fluid mass flowrate and density are determined from the required change in power input. The invention provides stable, rapid, and accurate measurements. It does not require bending of the fluid flow.

Hamel, William R. (Farragut, TN)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

New Lagrangian diagnostics for characterizing fluid flow mixing  

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A new kind of Lagrangian diagnostic family is proposed and a specific form of it is suggested for characterizing mixing: the maximal extent of a trajectory (MET). It enables the detection of coherent structures and their dynamics in two- (and potentially three-) dimensional unsteady flows in both bounded and open domains. Its computation is much easier than all other Lagrangian diagnostics known to us and provides new insights regarding the mixing properties on both short and long time scales and on both spatial plots and distribution diagrams. We demonstrate its applicability to two dimensional flows using two toy models and a data set of surface currents from the Mediterranean Sea.

Mundel, Ruty; Gildor, Hezi; Rom-Kedar, Vered

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Scales and Effects of Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust  

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...Recent work shows that in the Salton Sea geothermal system a deep saline brine (nearly saturated...variability offluid flow in the Salton Sea geothermal area would be quite different. Perspective...year-'. This heat can be removed by heating 40 km offluids to 350 C (heat capacity...

Lawrence M. Cathles III

1990-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

168

GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPHASE FLOW NETWORKS IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  

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1 GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPHASE FLOW NETWORKS IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS MSc. Hans in an oil production system is developed. Each well may be manipulated by injecting lift gas and adjusting in the maximum oil flow rate, water flow rate, liquid flow rate, and gas flow rate. The wells may also

Johansen, Tor Arne

169

NETL: Releases & Briefs - MFIX: Particle-fluid flow modeling, fast and free  

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MFIX: Particle-fluid Flow Modeling, Fast and Free MFIX: Particle-fluid Flow Modeling, Fast and Free Until recently, full solution of the complex set of equations that describe gas-particle flows was nearly impossible. But an open-source code developed by researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and designed to run on inexpensive PC (Beowulf) clusters, makes it relatively simple. Called MFIX (Multi-phase Flow with Interphase eXchange), the code incorporates special numerical techniques that provide an efficient solution to the coupled equations, exceeding the capabilities of commercial software. Originally developed at NETL to model fixed, fluidized and bubbling coal gasification technologies, its power has been used in research ranging from catalytic cracking in oil refineries to volcanology. A free, fully-functional version is available at www.mfix.org

170

Fluid flow at the interface between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces  

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I study fluid flow at the interface between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces. I use the contact mechanics model of Persson to take into account the elastic interaction between the solid walls and the Bruggeman effective medium theory to account for the influence of the disorder on the fluid flow. I calculate the flow tensor which determines the pressure flow factor and, e.g., the leak-rate of static seals. I show how the perturbation treatment of Tripp can be extended to arbitrary order in the ratio between the root-mean-square roughness amplitude and the average interfacial surface separation. I introduce a matrix D(Zeta), determined by the surface roughness power spectrum, which can be used to describe the anisotropy of the surface at any magnification Zeta. I present results for the asymmetry factor Gamma(Zeta) (generalized Peklenik number) for grinded steel and sandblasted PMMA surfaces.

B. N. J. Persson

2010-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

171

Heat source/sink effects on non-Newtonian MHD fluid flow and heat transfer over a permeable stretching surface: Lie group analysis  

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An analysis is performed for flow and heat transfer of a non-Newtonian fluid known as Casson fluid over a permeable stretching surface through a...

M. N. Tufail; A. S. Butt; A. Ali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Thermodynamic and economic optimizations of a waste heat to power plant driven by a subcritical ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) using pure or zeotropic working fluid  

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Abstract This paper carried out the thermodynamic and economic optimizations of a subcritical ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) using a pure or a zeotropic mixture working fluid. Two pure organic compounds, i.e. n-pentane and R245fa, and their mixtures with various concentrations were used as ORC working fluid for this study. Two optimizations, i.e. exergy efficiency maximization and LCOE (Levelized Cost of Electricity) minimization, were performed to find out the optimum operating conditions of the system and to determine the best working fluid from the studied media. Hot water at temperature of 150C and pressure of 5bars was used to simulate the heat source medium. Whereas, cooling water at temperature of 20C was considered to be the heat sink medium. The mass flow rate of heat source is fixed at 50kg/s for the optimizations. According to the results, the n-pentane-based ORC showed the highest maximized exergy efficiency (53.2%) and the lowest minimized LCOE (0.0863 $/kWh). Regarding \\{ORCs\\} using zeotropic working fluids, 0.05 and 0.1 \\{R245fa\\} mass fraction mixtures present the comparable economic features and thermodynamic performances to the system using n-pentane at minimum LCOE. The ORC using \\{R245fa\\} represents the least profitable system.

Van Long Le; Abdelhamid Kheiri; Michel Feidt; Sandrine Pelloux-Prayer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Multiscale Simulation Framework for Coupled Fluid Flow and Mechanical Deformation  

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A multiscale linear-solver framework for the pressure equation associated with flow in highly heterogeneous porous formations was developed. The multiscale based approach is cast in a general algebraic form, which facilitates integration of the new scalable linear solver in existing flow simulators. The Algebraic Multiscale Solver (AMS) is employed as a preconditioner within a multi-stage strategy. The formulations investigated include the standard MultiScale Finite-Element (MSFE) andMultiScale Finite-Volume (MSFV) methods. The local-stage solvers include incomplete factorization and the so-called Correction Functions (CF) associated with the MSFV approach. Extensive testing of AMS, as an iterative linear solver, indicate excellent convergence rates and computational scalability. AMS compares favorably with advanced Algebraic MultiGrid (AMG) solvers for highly detailed three-dimensional heterogeneous models. Moreover, AMS is expected to be especially beneficial in solving time-dependent problems of coupled multiphase flow and transport in large-scale subsurface formations.

Tchelepi, Hamdi

2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

174

Interference well testingvariable fluid flow rate  

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At present when conducting an interference well test a constant flow rate (at the 'active' well) is utilized and the type-curve matching technique (where only 23 values of pressure drops are matched) is used to estimate the porositytotal compressibility product and formation permeability. For oil and geothermal reservoirs with low formation permeability the duration of the test may require a long period of time and it can be difficult to maintain a constant flow rate. The qualitative term 'long' period of time means that (at a given distance between the 'active' and 'observational' well) more test time (for low permeability formations) is needed to obtain tangible pressure drops in the 'observational' well. In this study we present working equations which will allow us to process field data when the flow rate at the 'active' well is a function of time. The shut-in period is also considered. A new method of field data processing, where all measured pressure drops are utilized, is proposed. The suggested method allows us to make use of the statistical theory to obtain error estimates on the regression parameters. It is also shown that when high precision (resolution) pressure gauges are employed the pressure time derivative equations can be used for the determination of formation hydraulic diffusivity. An example is presented to demonstrate the data processing procedure.

I M Kutasov; L V Eppelbaum; M Kagan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Integrating multi-objective optimization with computational fluid dynamics to optimize boiler combustion process of a coal fired power plant  

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Abstract The dominant role of electricity generation and environment consideration have placed strong requirements on coal fired power plants, requiring them to improve boiler combustion efficiency and decrease carbon emission. Although neural network based optimization strategies are often applied to improve the coal fired power plant boiler efficiency, they are limited by some combustion related problems such as slagging. Slagging can seriously influence heat transfer rate and decrease the boiler efficiency. In addition, it is difficult to measure slag build-up. The lack of measurement for slagging can restrict conventional neural network based coal fired boiler optimization, because no data can be used to train the neural network. This paper proposes a novel method of integrating non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA II) based multi-objective optimization with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to decrease or even avoid slagging inside a coal fired boiler furnace and improve boiler combustion efficiency. Compared with conventional neural network based boiler optimization methods, the method developed in the work can control and optimize the fields of flue gas properties such as temperature field inside a boiler by adjusting the temperature and velocity of primary and secondary air in coal fired power plant boiler control systems. The temperature in the vicinity of water wall tubes of a boiler can be maintained within the ash melting temperature limit. The incoming ash particles cannot melt and bond to surface of heat transfer equipment of a boiler. So the trend of slagging inside furnace is controlled. Furthermore, the optimized boiler combustion can keep higher heat transfer efficiency than that of the non-optimized boiler combustion. The software is developed to realize the proposed method and obtain the encouraging results through combining ANSYS 14.5, ANSYS Fluent 14.5 and CORBA C++.

Xingrang Liu; R.C. Bansal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

On the 1D Modeling of Fluid Flowing through a Junction  

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Consider a fluid flowing through a junction between two pipes with different sections. Its evolution is described by the 2D or 3D Euler equations, whose analytical theory is far from complete and whose numerical treatment may be rather costly. This note compares different 1D approaches to this phenomenon.

Rinaldo M. Colombo; Mauro Garavello

2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

177

Application of x-ray microtomography to environmental fluid flow D. Wildenschild*a,c  

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environmental processes are controlled by the micro-scale interaction of water and air with the solid phaseApplication of x-ray microtomography to environmental fluid flow problems D. Wildenschild*a,c , K resource management, contaminant remediation, and agriculture. Many of these physical processes operative

Wildenschild, Dorthe

178

Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow  

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Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow S in a rotor-stator cavity subjected to a superimposed throughflow with heat transfer. Nu- merical predictions field from the heat transfer process. The turbulent flux is approximated by a gradient hypothesis

Boyer, Edmond

179

A splitting method for numerical simulation of free surface flows of incompressible fluids with surface tension  

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with surface tension Kirill D. Nikitin Maxim A. Olshanskii Kirill M. Terekhov Yuri V. Vassilevski§ Abstract to surface tension forces. The method splits one time step into a semi-Lagrangian treatment of the surface models a free surface flow of viscous incompressible fluid subject to surface tension forces. Further

Olshanskii, Maxim A.

180

Transient fluid and heat flow modeling in coupled wellbore/reservoir systems  

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showing cleanup period.......................................................... 68 Figure 5.21 Geothermal gradient and sea water temperature profile............................. 68 Figure 5.22 Mimicking oil production rate input... into this category. 5 Miller (1980) developed one of the earliest transient wellbore simulators, which accounts for changes in geothermal-fluid energy while flowing up the wellbore. In this model, mass and momentum equations are combined...

Izgec, Bulent

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Similarity flow solutions of a non-Newtonian power-law fluid Mohamed Guedda, Zakia Hammouch  

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for a steady-state laminar bound- ary layer flow, governed by the Ostwald-de Wael power-law model-Newtonian fluid mechanics is the Ostwald-de Wael model (with a power-law rheology [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]), which

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

182

CIRQ: Qualitative fluid flow modelling for aerospace FMEA applications Neal Snooke  

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M2 CIRQ: Qualitative fluid flow modelling for aerospace FMEA applications Neal Snooke Department- oped on top of the MCIRQ simulator with the aim to produce an automated FMEA for aircraft fuel systems similar to pre- viously developed automated electrical FMEA. Introduction This paper describes a circuit

Snooke, Neal

183

Hydrothermal dolomites in SW Sardinia (Italy): evidence for a widespread late-Variscan fluid flow event  

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Hydrothermal dolomites in SW Sardinia (Italy): evidence for a widespread late-Variscan fluid flow, the Cambrian carbonates underwent ductile deformation and greenschist facies metamorphism. The same is true-temperature metamorphic rocks within the overlying nappes. It is assumed that a late-Variscan hydrothermal event, which

Boni, Maria

184

3D MHD Free Surface Fluid Flow Simulation Based on Magnetic-Field Induction Equations  

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1 3D MHD Free Surface Fluid Flow Simulation Based on Magnetic-Field Induction Equations H.L. HUANG Huang@fusion.ucla.edu Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present our recent efforts on 3D MHD-plane magnetic field configurations have shown that 3D MHD effects from a surface normal field gradient cause

California at Los Angeles, University of

185

Space-Time Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method for Two-Fluid Flows.  

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different fluids, due to surface tension and other effects. In addition, the density and pressure arising from the cut-cell refinement are merged to improve the stability and performance. The interface flows with bubbles, droplets or solid particles, wave-structure interactions, dam breaking, bed

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

186

Coating Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids: Weakly and Strongly Elastic Limits  

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Coating Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids: Weakly and Strongly Elastic Limits J. Ashmore(1,a), A.Q. Shen(1,b), H.P. Kavehpour(2,c), H.A. Stone(1) & G.H. McKinley(2) 1: Division of Engineering and Applied of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (a): Current address: TIAX

187

Dynamics of a confined dusty fluid in a sheared ion flow  

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Dynamics of an isothermally driven dust fluid is analyzed which is confined in an azimuthally symmetric cylindrical setup by an effective potential and is in equilibrium with an unconfined sheared flow of a streaming plasma. Cases are analyzed where the confining potential constitutes a barrier for the driven fluid, limiting its spatial extension and boundary velocity. The boundary effects entering the formulation are characterized by applying the appropriate boundary conditions and a range of solutions exhibiting single and multiple vortex are obtained. The equilibrium solutions considered in the cylindrical setup feature a transition from single to multiple vortex state of the driven flow. Effects of (i) the variation in dust viscosity, (ii) coupling between the driving and the driven fluid, and (iii) a friction determining the equilibrium dynamics of the driven system are characterized.

Laishram, Modhuchandra; Sharma, Devendra; Kaw, Predhiman K. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

188

Boundary layer flow and heat transfer analysis of a second-grade fluid  

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Boundary layer flow and heat transfer analysis of a homogeneous, incompressible, non-Newtonian fluid of grade two at a stagnation point is presented. The flow is assumed to be steady and laminar. A power-law representation is assumed for the velocity distribution and wall temperature variation. The governing equations are solved using an iterative central difference approximation method in a non-uniform grid domain. This analysis show the effect of non-Newtonian nature of the fluid and the effect of suction/injection on the velocity profile. The effect of non-Newtonian nature of the fluid on the heat transfer coefficient at the wall for different values of Prandtl number and wall-temperature variation is also presented. (VC)

Massoudi, M. [USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (United States); Ramezan, M. [Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Modelling two-phase flow in porous media at the pore scale using the volume-of-fluid method  

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We present a stable numerical scheme for modelling multiphase flow in porous media, where the characteristic size of the flow domain is of the order of microns to millimetres. The numerical method is developed for efficient modelling of multiphase flow ... Keywords: Pore-scale modelling, Porous media, Two-phase flow, Volume of fluid

Ali Q. Raeini; Martin J. Blunt; Branko Bijeljic

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend  

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A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt bend. The system includes pressure transducers, one disposed in the conduit at the inside of the bend and one or more disposed in the conduit at the outside of the bend but spaced a distance therefrom. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.

Ortiz, M.G.

1998-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

191

Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Open-Channel Flows Over Bridge-Decks Under Various Flooding Conditions  

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. This study simulates limited scaled experimental data conducted elsewhere for bridge flooding in open channel simulation, Computational fluid dynamics, Flooding flows, Turbulence modeling, VOF modeling. 1. IntroductionComputational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Open-Channel Flows Over Bridge-Decks Under Various

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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MecE 630 Fluid Dynamics (Fall 2013) Course objectives: To explore the essential dynamics of flowing fluids by expanding upon ma-  

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and vortex tubes. · Fluid kinematics and vector calculus ­ Summation notation, ­ Normal vs. shear strain- ing novel research projects. Course topics: · Review of basic concepts ­ Definition of a fluid is Incompressible Flow (fourth edition) by R.L. Panton. Problem sets: Roughly one per course topic. Problem sets

Flynn, Morris R.

193

Effect of viscosity and shear flow on the nonlinear two fluid interfacial structures  

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A nonlinear formulation is presented to deal with the combined action of Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities as well as combined Ricthmyer-Meshkov and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at the two fluid interface under the influence of viscosity and consequent shear flow. Using Layzer's model, the development of the interfacial structures like bubbles is investigated analytically and numerically. It is found that the growth and normal velocity of the structures are dependent on the relative velocity shear and the kinematic coefficient of viscosity of both the fluids. Both the bubble growth and growth rate are reduced significantly for fluids of higher viscosity coefficient with small velocity shear difference. It is also observed that, for viscous fluids, the transverse velocity of the perturbed interface becomes slower under certain conditions.

Banerjee, Rahul [Department of Instrumentation Science and Centre for Plasma Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032 (India); St Paul's Cathedral Mission College, 33/1, Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani, Kolkata 700009 (India); Mandal, Labakanta; Khan, M.; Gupta, M. R. [Department of Instrumentation Science and Centre for Plasma Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032 (India)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The flow and heat transfer characteristics of multi-thermal fluid in horizontal wellbore coupled with flow in heavy oil reservoirs  

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Abstract As a new improved oil-recovery technique, multi-thermal fluid injection technology through a horizontal well has been widely used in the development process of heavy oil reservoirs. The flow and heat transfer characteristic of multi-thermal fluid in horizontal wellbore is significantly important for the productivity evaluation and parameters design of the horizontal well. Considering the specific physical properties of multi-thermal fluid, fluid absorption in perforation holes and pressure drop characteristics along the horizontal wellbore, this paper developed the flow and heat transfer model of multi-thermal fluid in perforated horizontal wellbore. In order to evaluate the heating effect of the multi-thermal fluid, a concept of effective heating length of a horizontal well is proposed. Then, a sensitivity analysis process is performed to study the influence of reservoir/fluid parameters and operating parameters on the flowing process of multi-thermal fluid in horizontal wellbore. Simultaneously, using the method of orthogonal numerical test, differential analysis and variance analysis are also conducted. Results show that the flowing process of multi-thermal fluid in horizontal wellbore includes a single-phase flowing process and a gasliquid two-phase flowing process. The influence of oil viscosity on the flow and heat transfer characteristics of multi-thermal fluid in horizontal wellbore is most significant. Thereafter, the solution of our semi-analytical model is compared against the test results of an actual horizontal well from an oilfield in China. It is shown that the model results are in good agreement with the real test results. This model could be used to calculate and predict the flow and heat transfer characteristics of multi-thermal fluid (or saturated steam) in a perforated horizontal wellbore.

Xiaohu Dong; Huiqing Liu; Zhaoxiang Zhang; Changjiu Wang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Optimal Selection of Working Fluid for the Organic Rankine Cycle Driven by Low-Temperature Geothermal Heat  

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To select the optimal organic working fluid for organic Rankine cycles driven by low-temperature geothermal heat, the ... thermal performances of low-temperature geothermal heat powered organic Rankine cycles usi...

Wang Hui-tao; Wang Hua; Ge Zhong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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With faster processors and better numerical techniques, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools have revolutionized engineering design and optimization--  

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With faster processors and better numerical techniques, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools have revolutionized engineering design and optimization-- limiting expensive experimentation and Engineering Division (GED) at Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) has extensive experience and capabilities

Chapman, Clark R.

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Investigation of aluminum surface cleaning using cavitating fluid flow  

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This paper investigates efficiency of specially designed atomizer used to spray water and cavitate microbubbles in water flow. Surface cleaning system was used to clean machined (grinded) aluminum surface from abrasive particles. It is established that cleaning efficiency depends on diameter of the diffuser, water pressure and distance between nozzle and metal surface. It is obtained that the best cleaning efficiency (100%) is achieved at pressure 36 bar, when diameter of diffuser is 0.4 mm and distance between nozzle and surface is 1 mm. It is also established that satisfactory cleaning efficiency (80%) is achieved not only when atomizer is placed closer to metal surface, but also at larger (120 mm) distances.

Ralys, Aurimas; Strika, Vytautas; Mokin, Vadim [Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Faculty of Mechanics, Department of Machine Engineering, J. Basanavi?iaus str.28, 03224, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow modeling of flat oval ductwork elbows using computational fluid dynamics  

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Incompressible turbulent flow fields in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) elbows were computed using an incompressible, three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver implementing a {kappa}-{epsilon} turbulence model. Two different geometries were investigated, including 90-degree five-gore hard-bend and easy-bend flat oval elbows. The geometries represent a subset of many configurations analyzed in ASHRAE RP-854, Determination of Duct Fitting Resistance by Numerical Analysis. For each configuration, the zero-length pressure loss coefficient was calculated. The flow was described through contours of velocity and plots of static pressure. The Reynolds number for these flows was held constant at 100,000 based on duct diameter and mean fluid velocity.

Mahank, T.A.; Mumma, S.A. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A method to visualise near wall fluid flow patterns using locally resolved heat transfer experiments  

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Abstract The present study demonstrates an alternative approach for describing fluid flow characteristics very close to the wall, using locally resolved convective heat transfer experiments. Heat transfer coefficients on the base surface and around a surface mounted vortex generator of delta-wing shape design, are evaluated with the transient liquid crystal measurement technique and over a range of freestream velocities. Therefore, the local values of exponent m in the equation Nu x ? Re x m , which is directly linked to the structure of the boundary layer, can be determined over the complete heat transfer area. The local distributions of exponent m are then directly compared to the footprint of the flow obtained with typical oil and dye surface flow visualisation. The results indicate that a more appropriate interpretation of the flow structures very close to the wall is possible by analysing the spatial variation of exponent m, which approximates better the flow pattern compared to the heat transfer coefficients. As a result, fluid flow topologies can be directly evaluated from the heat transfer experiments since the distributions of oil-flow visualisation and exponent m are qualitatively similar.

Alexandros Terzis; Jens von Wolfersdorf; Bernhard Weigand; Peter Ott

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW PEMFC FLOW FIELD PLATE OPTIMIZATION COMPARISON - ANSYS FLUENT FUEL-CELL SIMULATION.  

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??The performance of a new cathode flow field plate located on a PEM fuel cell was compared to an industry standard and optimal serpentine design (more)

Soueidan, Ahmed Yassin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Decomposition Methods in Optimal Flow Control for High Performance Computing.  

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??This thesis is concerned with linear and non-linear optimal flow control problems which are modeled by systems of partial differential equations. The numerical treatment of (more)

Ketelaer, Eva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Oscillatory motion based measurement method and sensor for measuring wall shear stress due to fluid flow  

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A shear stress sensor for measuring fluid wall shear stress on a test surface is provided. The wall shear stress sensor is comprised of an active sensing surface and a sensor body. An elastic mechanism mounted between the active sensing surface and the sensor body allows movement between the active sensing surface and the sensor body. A driving mechanism forces the shear stress sensor to oscillate. A measuring mechanism measures displacement of the active sensing surface relative to the sensor body. The sensor may be operated under periodic excitation where changes in the nature of the fluid properties or the fluid flow over the sensor measurably changes the amplitude or phase of the motion of the active sensing surface, or changes the force and power required from a control system in order to maintain constant motion. The device may be operated under non-periodic excitation where changes in the nature of the fluid properties or the fluid flow over the sensor change the transient motion of the active sensor surface or change the force and power required from a control system to maintain a specified transient motion of the active sensor surface.

Armstrong, William D. (Laramie, WY); Naughton, Jonathan (Laramie, WY); Lindberg, William R. (Laramie, WY)

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization of the recovery-bioler flow fields predicted by computational fluid dynamics  

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Flow patterns in the kraft recovery furnace can be simulated using models based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The use of CFD is becoming increasingly common as computer workstations become more powerful and CFD software is improved. In this article, the authors present simulated results for flow fields in the lower furnace. Because the flows in the lower furnace are dominated by the air system, the authors chose to simulate flow fields under isothermal conditions. The predicted flow fields were used to supplement results obtained from physical modeling. When a physical model is used for testing, each air-system configuration is typically evaluated based on air and gas velocities and the mixing distribution as measured at a limited number of test planes. Such measurements are commonly used to quantitatively assess air-system configurations for modeling studies or to validate CFD models.

Chapman, P.J.; Janik, S.G. (Kreisinger Development Lab. ABB Combustion Engineering Systems, Windsor, CT (United States)); Jones, A.K. (ABB Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Stable Numerical Approximation of Two-Phase Flow with a Boussinesq--Scriven Surface Fluid  

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We consider two-phase Navier--Stokes flow with a Boussinesq--Scriven surface fluid. In such a fluid the rheological behaviour at the interface includes surface viscosity effects, in addition to the classical surface tension effects. We introduce and analyze parametric finite element approximations, and show, in particular, stability results for semi-discrete versions of the methods, by demonstrating that a free energy inequality also holds on the discrete level. We perform several numerical simulations for various scenarios in two and three dimensions, which illustrate the effects of the surface viscosity.

Barrett, John W; Nrnberg, Robert

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Motion of a Viscoelastic Micellar Fluid Around a Cylinder: Flow and Fracture  

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We present an experimental study of the motion of a viscoelastic micellar material around a moving cylinder, which ranges in response from fluid-like flow to solid-like tearing and fracture, depending on the cylinder radius and velocity. The observation of viscoelastic crack propagation driven by the cylinder indicates an extremely low tear strength, approximately equal to the steady state surface tension of the fluid. At the highest speeds a driven crack is observed in front of the cylinder, propagating with a fluctuating speed equal on average to the cylinder speed, here as low as 5% of the elastic wave speed in the medium.

Joseph R. Gladden; Andrew Belmonte

2006-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

206

Heat and Mass Transfer in the MHD Flow of a Visco-elastic Fluid in a Rotating Porous Channel with Radiative Heat  

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This paper deals with heat and mass transfer in the magnetohydrodynamic flow of a visco-elastic fluid in a rotating porous channel with radiative heat. The flow phenomenon has been characterized by the fluid para...

M. Jena; M. Goswami; S. Biswal

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 72 (1997) 7386 Start-up of flow of a FENE-fluid through a 4:1:4 constriction in  

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. Introduction Elastic fluids resist converging flow through an orifice, responding by increasing the pressure drop to good accuracy. As a further numerical convenience, we make the shape of the constriction round the flow through a small orifice in a large plate between two reservoirs. They used HPAM and PEO solutions

Hinch, John

208

Particle-fluid-structure interaction for debris flow impact on flexible barriers  

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Flexible barriers are increasingly used for the protection from debris flow in mountainous terrain due to their low cost and environmental impact. However, a numerical tool for rational design of such structures is still missing. In this work, a hybrid computational framework is presented, using a total Lagrangian formulation of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to represent a flexible barrier. The actions exerted on the structure by a debris flow are obtained from simultaneous simulations of the flow of a fluid-grain mixture, using two conveniently coupled solvers: the Discrete Element Method (DEM) governs the motion of the grains, while the free-surface non-Newtonian fluid phase is solved using the Lattice-Boltzmann Method (LBM). Simulations on realistic geometries show the dependence of the momentum transfer on the barrier on the composition of the debris flow, challenging typical assumptions made during the design process today. In particular, we demonstrate that both grains and fluid contribute in a non-negligible way to the momentum transfer. Moreover, we show how the flexibility of the barrier reduces its vulnerability to structural collapse, and how the stress is distributed on its fabric, highlighting potential weak points.

A. Leonardi; F. K. Wittel; M. Mendoza; R. Vetter; H. J. Herrmann

2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for optical Doppler tomographic imaging of fluid flow velocity in highly scattering media  

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Optical Doppler tomography permits imaging of fluid flow velocity in highly scattering media. The tomography system combines Doppler velocimetry with high spatial resolution of partially coherent optical interferometry to measure fluid flow velocity at discrete spatial locations. Noninvasive in vivo imaging of blood flow dynamics and tissue structures with high spatial resolutions of the order of 2 to 10 microns is achieved in biological systems. The backscattered interference signals derived from the interferometer may be analyzed either through power spectrum determination to obtain the position and velocity of each particle in the fluid flow sample at each pixel, or the interference spectral density may be analyzed at each frequency in the spectrum to obtain the positions and velocities of the particles in a cross-section to which the interference spectral density corresponds. The realized resolutions of optical Doppler tomography allows noninvasive in vivo imaging of both blood microcirculation and tissue structure surrounding the vessel which has significance for biomedical research and clinical applications.

Nelson, John Stuart (Laguna Niguel, CA); Milner, Thomas Edward (Irvine, CA); Chen, Zhongping (Irvine, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This is a 1D model of an active magnetic regenerative refrigerator (AMRR) that was developed in MATLAB. The model uses cycle inputs such as the fluid mass flow and  

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in MATLAB. The model uses cycle inputs such as the fluid mass flow and magnetic field profiles, fluid

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 84, 048302 (2011) Reply to "Comment on `Heat transfer and fluid flow in microchannels and nanochannels  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 84, 048302 (2011) Reply to "Comment on `Heat transfer and fluid flow) model for high-Knudsen-number (Kn) flow and heat transfer, in the range of Kn 1. We present various studies employing the LBGK model for high-Kn flow and heat transfer simulations. It is concluded that

Luo, Li-Shi

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Fluid structure interaction modelling for the vibration of tube bundles, part I: analysis of the fluid flow in a tube bundle  

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It is well known that a fluid may strongly influence the dynamic behaviour of a structure. Many different physical phenomena may take place, depending on the conditions: fluid flow, fluid at rest, little or high displacements of the structure. Inertial effects can take place, with lower vibration frequencies, dissipative effects also, with damping, instabilities due to the fluid flow (Fluid Induced Vibration). In this last case the structure is excited by the fluid. Tube bundles structures are very common in the nuclear industry. The reactor cores and the steam generators are both structures immersed in a fluid which may be submitted to a seismic excitation or an impact. In this case the structure moves under an external excitation, and the movement is influence by the fluid. The main point in such system is that the geometry is complex, and could lead to very huge sizes for a numerical analysis. Homogenization models have been developed based on the Euler equations for the fluid. Only inertial effects are taken into account. A next step in the modelling is to build models based on the homogenization of the Navier-Stokes equations. The papers presents results on an important step in the development of such model: the analysis of the fluid flow in a oscillating tube bundle. The analysis are made from the results of simulations based on the Navier-Stokes equations for the fluid. Comparisons are made with the case of the oscillations of a single tube, for which a lot of results are available in the literature. Different fluid flow pattern may be found, depending in the Reynolds number (related to the velocity of the bundle) and the Keulegan Carpenter number (related to the displacement of the bundle). A special attention is paid to the quantification of the inertial and dissipative effects, and to the forces exchanges between the bundle and the fluid. The results of such analysis will be used in the building of models based on the homogenization of the Navier-Stokes equations for the fluid. (authors)

Desbonnets, Quentin; Broc, Daniel [CEA, Lab Etudes Mecan Sism, DEN, SEMT, DM2S, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equipment and procedures for fluid flow and wettability tests of geological materials  

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The Bartlesville Energy Technology Center, US Department of Energy, has developed several unique types of laboratory apparatus: (1) equipment for measurement of petroleum reservoir fluids at simulated subsurface conditions of temperature and pressure, (2) apparatus for saturation of geological cores with liquids, (3) design of a low internal volume pressure relief valve, and (4) apparatus and procedures for the quantitative determination of the relative wetting of oil and water on geologic materials. The fluid flow apparatus operates on the principles of liquid chromatography except for the replacement of the standard chromatographic column by a geologic core sample; it can be operated at an internal pore pressure of 400 atmospheres and 150/sup 0/C. The apparatus can be applied to the measurement of the adsorption characteristics of reservoir fluids such as surfactants, polymers, chemical tracers and biocides; it is also applicable to the determination of relative permeability relationships and miscible and immiscible fluid flow behavior. The apparatus for the saturation of geologic cores is adaptable for simultaneous saturation of several small cores or a single core up to 50 cm in length and 4 cm in diameter. The pressure relief valve has an internal volume less than 0.5 ml and can operate at pressures as high as 500 atmospheres. The apparatus for determination of wettability was constructed by modification of a commercial centrifuge and the procedure is based on the thermodynamic work required for fluid displacement from a porous medium. This paper incorporates the design features and operational procedures of the apparatus in addition to the computer programs for calculation of miscible phase dispersion of reservoir fluids and adsorption characteristics of reservoir chemicals.

Donaldson, E.C.; Kendall, R.F.; Pavelka, E.A.; Crocker, M.E.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Production of Natural Gas and Fluid Flow in Tight Sand Reservoirs  

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This document reports progress of this research effort in identifying relationships and defining dependencies between macroscopic reservoir parameters strongly affected by microscopic flow dynamics and production well performance in tight gas sand reservoirs. These dependencies are investigated by identifying the main transport mechanisms at the pore scale that should affect fluids flow at the reservoir scale. A critical review of commercial reservoir simulators, used to predict tight sand gas reservoir, revealed that many are poor when used to model fluid flow through tight reservoirs. Conventional simulators ignore altogether or model incorrectly certain phenomena such as, Knudsen diffusion, electro-kinetic effects, ordinary diffusion mechanisms and water vaporization. We studied the effect of Knudsen's number in Klinkenberg's equation and evaluated the effect of different flow regimes on Klinkenberg's parameter b. We developed a model capable of explaining the pressure dependence of this parameter that has been experimentally observed, but not explained in the conventional formalisms. We demonstrated the relevance of this, so far ignored effect, in tight sands reservoir modeling. A 2-D numerical simulator based on equations that capture the above mentioned phenomena was developed. Dynamic implications of new equations are comprehensively discussed in our work and their relative contribution to the flow rate is evaluated. We performed several simulation sensitivity studies that evidenced that, in general terms, our formalism should be implemented in order to get more reliable tight sands gas reservoirs' predictions.

Maria Cecilia Bravo

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow release regulating device, ERIP {number_sign}624: Final report  

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DOE/ERIP project {number_sign}624 ``Fluid Flow Release Regulating Device`` designed, constructed, tested, and installed a rubber crest gate for regulating water levels at an impoundment such as a hydroelectric dam. A 92 foot long by 27 inch high rubber panel was installed in January 1997. Initial results were good until fabric degradation internal to the rubber caused loss of stiffness. Substitutes for the failed fabric are being tested. The project will continue after DOE participation terminates.

NONE

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

On the 3D steady flow of a second grade fluid past an obstacle  

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We study steady flow of a second grade fluid past an obstacle in three space dimensions. We prove existence of solution in weighted Lebesgue spaces with anisotropic weights and thus existence of the wake region behind the obstacle. We use properties of the fundamental Oseen tensor together with results achieved in \\cite{Koch} and properties of solutions to steady transport equation to get up to arbitrarily small $\\ep$ the same decay as the Oseen fundamental solution.

Pawe? Konieczny; Ond?ej Kreml

2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

217

Numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer in a passage with moving boundary  

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In this paper, a method is presented in detail that can be used to solve the fluid flow and heat transfer in domains with moving boundaries. The primitive variables formulation is adopted and a non-staggered grid, with Cartesian velocity components used as the primary unkowns in the momentum equations, is utilised. Discretisation is carried out using a control-volume method, the simplified QUICK scheme combined with a deferred correction approach is adopted for the convective fluxes and implicit time stepping is used for temporal differencing. The well-known SIMPLE algorithm is employed for handling the velocity??pressure coupling. The computational method is applied for the prediction of fluid flow and heat transfer in a channel with a boundary moving in a prescribed manner. Results show that both the amplitude and Strouhal number have great influences on the characteristics of fluid flow and heat transfer, and in the range studied, the heat transfer rate increases monotonously with the amplitude, whereas the Strouhal number only has a small effect on heat transfer.

D. S. Zhang; Q. W. Wang; W. Q. Tao

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Molecular-dynamics simulation of compressible fluid flow in two-dimensional channels  

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We study compressible fluid flow in narrow two-dimensional channels using a molecular-dynamics simulation method. In the simulation area, an upstream source is maintained at constant density and temperature while a downstream reservoir is kept at vacuum. The channel is sufficiently long in the direction of the flow that the finite length has little effect on the properties of the fluid in the central region. The simulated system is represented by an efficient data structure, whose internal elements are created and manipulated dynamically in a layered fashion. Consequently the computer code is highly efficient and manifests completely linear performance in simulations of large systems. We obtain the steady-state velocity, temperature, and density distributions in the system. The velocity distribution across the channel is very nearly a quadratic function of the distance from the center of the channel and reveals velocity slip at the boundaries; the temperature distribution is only approximately a quartic function of this distance from the center to the channel. The density distribution across the channel is nonuniform. We attribute this nonuniformity to the relatively high Mach number, approximately 0.5, in the fluid flow. An equation for the density distribution based on simple compressibility arguments is proposed; its predictions agree well with the simulation results. The validity of the concept of local dynamic temperature and the variation of the temperature along the channel are discussed.

M. Sun and C. Ebner

1992-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Application Study of the Pump Water Flow Station for Building Energy Consumption Monitoring and Control Optimization  

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. For example, the Venturi meter is commonly used for steam flow measurement, but it is less commonly used for water flow measurement because of the poor accuracy at low flow rates and high installation cost. 2) Displacement flow meter: The meter works... by using the fluid to rotate or displace a device inserted into the flow stream, e.g., a turbine flow meter, tangential paddlewheel meter, etc. It causes extra pressure drop. The bearing wears out and calibration is often needed to ensure accuracy...

Liu, G.; Liu, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A STUDY OF THE STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF FLUID FLOW WITHIN THE CERRO PRIETO GEOTHERMAL FIELD, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO  

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Imperial and Mexicali Valleys. 8 A Study of the Structural Control of Fluid Flow within the Cerro Prieto GeothermalImperial-Mexicali Valley is recognized as having a potential for large scale production of elec- dominated geothermal

Noble, John E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Melting heat transfer effects on stagnation point flow of micropolar fluid saturated in porous medium with internal heat generation (absorption)  

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The effect of melting heat transfer on the two dimensional boundary layer flow of a micropolar fluid near a stagnation point embedded in a porous medium in the presence of internal heat generation/absorption is i...

M. A. A. Mahmoud; S. E. Waheed

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Heat and mass transfer on MHD heat generating flow through a porous medium in a rotating fluid  

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The problem of the free-convection flow of a viscous heat generating fluid through porous media in a rotating frame of reference is considered for the case when a strong magnetic field is imposed in a directio...

P. C. Ram

223

Flow and heat transfer from a continuous surface in a parallel free stream of viscoelastic second-order fluid  

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Boundary layer solutions are presented to investigate the steady flow and heat transfer characteristics from a continuous flat surface moving in a parallel free stream of viscoelastic fluid. Numerical results are...

I. A. Hassanien

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow analysis in plate-fin and tube heat exchangers with electrohydrodynamic enhancement  

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Three-dimensional laminar fluid flow and heat transfer over a four-row plate-fin and tube heat exchanger with electrohydrodynamic (EHD) wire electrodes...V E...=016kV) are investigated in detail...

Chia-Wen Lin; Jiin-Yuh Jang

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint inversion of electrical and seismic data for Fracture char. and Imaging of Fluid Flow in Geothermal Systems  

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Joint inversion of electrical and seismic data for Fracture char. and Imaging of Fluid Flow in Geothermal Systems presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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A Robust Four-Fluid Transient Flow Simulator as an Analysis and Decision Making Tool for Dynamic Kill Operation  

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The worst scenario of drilling operation is blowout which is uncontrolled flow of formation fluid into the wellbore. Blowouts result in environmental damage with potential risk of injuries and fatalities. Although not all blowouts result in disaster...

Haghshenas, Arash

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and fluid flow simulation of naturally fractured Frontier sandstone, Green River Basin, Wyoming  

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Significant gas reserves are present in low-permeability sandstones of the Frontier Formation in the greater Green River Basin, Wyoming. Successful exploitation of these reservoirs requires an understanding of the characteristics and fluid-flow response of the regional natural fracture system that controls reservoir productivity. Fracture characteristics were obtained from outcrop studies of Frontier sandstones at locations in the basin. The fracture data were combined with matrix permeability data to compute an anisotropic horizontal permeability tensor (magnitude and direction) corresponding to an equivalent reservoir system in the subsurface using a computational model developed by Oda (1985). This analysis shows that the maximum and minimum horizontal permeability and flow capacity are controlled by fracture intensity and decrease with increasing bed thickness. However, storage capacity is controlled by matrix porosity and increases linearly with increasing bed thickness. The relationship between bed thickness and the calculated fluid-flow properties was used in a reservoir simulation study of vertical, hydraulically-fractured and horizontal wells and horizontal wells of different lengths in analogous naturally fractured gas reservoirs. The simulation results show that flow capacity dominates early time production, while storage capacity dominates pressure support over time for vertical wells. For horizontal wells drilled perpendicular to the maximum permeability direction a high target production rate can be maintained over a longer time and have higher cumulative production than vertical wells. Longer horizontal wells are required for the same cumulative production with decreasing bed thickness.

Harstad, H. [New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM (United States); Teufel, L.W.; Lorenz, J.C.; Brown, S.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geomechanics Dept.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Optimized Anion Exchange Membranes for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries  

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vanadium redox flow battery; anion exchange membrane; ion exchange capacity; cycling performance; power density ... All electrochemical measurements were conducted using a fully automated redox flow battery testing system (Scribner 857 Redox Flow Cell System). ... Characteristics of a new all-vanadium redox flow battery ...

Dongyang Chen; Michael A. Hickner; Ertan Agar; E. Caglan Kumbur

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

229

Effect of mean fluid flow on an acoustic standing wave in an open cavity  

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Acoustic radiation pressure can be used to concentrate or remove small particles from an airborne aerosol. In this application an ultrasonic transducer mounted flush to one wall of a channel is used to excite an integer half?wavelength standing wave of high amplitude that propagates perpendicular to the aerosol flow direction. An expression for the Fourier transform of the acoustic pressure in a semi?infinite channel including the effect of mean fluid flow and finite transducer aperture has been obtained. A parabolic (laminar) mean flow was assumed. The acoustic pressure was found to be governed by the Mach number of the flow defined by the projection of the propagation direction relative to the mean flow velocity vector; and the aperture function of the transducer. Near a frequency of 50 kHz numerical inversions of the acoustic pressure transform showed that the presence of mean flow in the velocity range 0?2 m/s caused changes in acoustic pressure on the order of 1%4%. Corresponding experimental measurements showed changes in acoustic pressure up to 10%. The highest changes in measured acoustic pressure were found to occur up? and down stream relative to the transducer and these patterns were in agreement with predictions of the analytical model.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Shape Design of Transonic Airfoils Using Hybrid Optimization Techniques and CFD  

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This paper will analyze the effects of using hybrid optimization methods for optimizing objective functions that are determined by computational fluid dynamics solvers for compressible viscous flow for optimal design of ...

Xing, X.Q.

231

Flow and Heat Transfer of a MHD Viscoelastic Fluid in a Channel with Stretching Walls: Some Applications to Haemodynamics  

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Of concern in the paper is a study of steady incompressible viscoelastic and electrically conducting fluid flow and heat transfer in a parallel plate channel with stretching walls in the presence of a magnetic field applied externally. The flow is considered to be governed by Walter's liquid B fluid. The problem is solved by developing a suitable numerical method. The results are found to be in good agrement with those of earlier investigations reported in existing scientific literatures. The study reveals that a back flow occurs near the central line of the channel due to the stretching walls and further that this flow reversal can be stopped by applying a strong external magnetic field. The study also shows that with the increase in the strength of the magnetic field, the fluid velocity decreases but the temperature increases. Thus the study bears potential applications in the study of the haemodynamic flow of blood in the cardiovascular system when subjected to an external magnetic field.

Misra, J C; Rath, H J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and fluid flow over a single disk in a fluid rotating as a rigid body  

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Laminar heat transfer problem is analyzed for a disk rotating ... the angular speed ? in a co-rotating fluid (with the angular speed ?). The fluid is swirled in accordance with a forced- ... self-similar profiles...

Igor V. Shevchuk Ph.D.; Matthias H. Buschmann

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Viscous potential flow analysis of electrified miscible finitely conducting fluid through porous media  

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In this work, a viscous potential flow analysis is used to investigate capillary surface waves between two horizontal finite fluid layers. The two layers have finite conductivities and admit mass and heat transfer. A general dispersion relation is derived. The presence of finite conductivities together with the dielectric permeabilities makes the horizontal electric field play a dual role in the stability criterion. The phenomenon of negative viscosity is observed. A new growth rate parameter, depending on the kinematical viscosity of the lower fluid layer, is found and has a stabilizing effect on the unstable modes. The growth rates and neutral stability curve are given and applied to air-water interface. The effects of various parameters are discussed for the Kelvin-Helmholtz and the Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities.

Obied Allah, M. H. [Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut (Egypt)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Pore Imaging and Pore Scale Fluid Flow Modeling in Chalk  

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For many rocks of high economic interest such as chalk, diatomite, tight gas sands or coal, nanometer scale resolution is needed to resolve the 3D-pore structure, which controls the flow and trapping of fluids in the rocks. Such resolutions cannot be achieved with existing tomographic technologies. A new 3D imaging method, based on serial sectioning and using the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) technology has been developed. FIB allows for the milling of layers as thin as 10 nanometers by using accelerated Ga+ ions to sputter atoms from the sample surface. After each milling step, as a new surface is exposed, a 2D image of this surface is generated. Next, the 2D images are stacked to reconstruct the 3D pore or grain structure. Resolutions as high as 10 nm are achievable using such a technique. A new robust method of pore-scale fluid flow modeling has been developed and applied to sandstone and chalk samples. The method uses direct morphological analysis of the pore space to characterize the petrophysical properties of diverse formations. Not only petrophysical properties (porosity, permeability, relative permeability and capillary pressures) can be computed but also flow processes, such as those encountered in various IOR approaches, can be simulated. Petrophysical properties computed with the new method using the new FIB data will be presented. Present study is a part of the development of an Electronic Core Laboratory at LBNL/UCB.

Tomutsa, Liviu; Silin, Dmitriy

2004-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiphase Fluid Flow in Deformable Variable-Aperture Fractures - Final Report  

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Fractures provide flow paths that can potentially lead to fast migration of fluids or contaminants. A number of energy-?related applications involve fluid injections that significantly perturb both the pressures and chemical composition of subsurface fluids. These perturbations can cause both mechanical deformation and chemical alteration of host rocks with potential for significant changes in permeability. In fractured rock subjected to coupled chemical and mechanical stresses, it can be difficult to predict the sign of permeability changes, let alone the magnitude. This project integrated experimental and computational studies to improve mechanistic understanding of these coupled processes and develop and test predictive models and monitoring techniques. The project involved three major components: (1) study of two-?phase flow processes involving mass transfer between phases and dissolution of minerals along fracture surfaces (Detwiler et al., 2009; Detwiler, 2010); (2) study of fracture dissolution in fractures subjected to normal stresses using experimental techniques (Ameli, et al., 2013; Elkhoury et al., 2013; Elkhoury et al., 2014) and newly developed computational models (Ameli, et al., 2014); (3) evaluation of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) as a method to detect and quantify gas leakage through a fractured caprock (Breen et al., 2012; Lochbuhler et al., 2014). The project provided support for one PhD student (Dr. Pasha Ameli; 2009-?2013) and partially supported a post-?doctoral scholar (Dr. Jean Elkhoury; 2010-?2013). In addition, the project provided supplemental funding to support collaboration with Dr. Charles Carrigan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in connection with (3) and supported one MS student (Stephen Breen; 2011-?2013). Major results from each component of the project include the following: (1) Mineral dissolution in fractures occupied by two fluid phases (e.g., oil-?water or water-?CO{sub 2}) causes changes in local capillary forces and redistribution of fluids. These coupled processes enhance channel formation and the potential for development of fast flow paths through fractures. (2) Dissolution in fractures subjected to normal stress can result in behaviors ranging from development of dissolution channels and rapid permeability increases to fracture healing and significant permeability decreases. The timescales associated with advective transport of dissolved ions in the fracture, mineral dissolution rates, and diffusion within the adjacent porous matrix dictate the sign and magnitude of the resulting permeability changes. Furthermore, a high-? resolution mechanistic model that couples elastic deformation of contacts and aperture-?dependent dissolution rates predicts the range of observed behaviors reasonably well. (3) ERT has potential as a tool for monitoring gas leakage in deep formations. Using probabilistic inversion methods further enhances the results by providing uncertainty estimates of inverted parameters.

Detwiler, Russell

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Subcritical Finite-Amplitude Solutions for Plane Couette Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids Alexander N. Morozov and Wim van Saarloos  

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Subcritical Finite-Amplitude Solutions for Plane Couette Flow of Viscoelastic Fluids Alexander N is shown to exhibit a purely elastic subcritical instability at a very small-Reynolds number in spite. In this Letter we show that visco- elastic plane Couette flow (PCF) exhibits a subcritical instability to finite

van Saarloos, Wim

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J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 130 (2005) 128 The dynamics of single-molecule DNA in flow  

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J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 130 (2005) 1­28 Review The dynamics of single-molecule DNA in flow Abstract Within the last decade, fluorescence microscopy of single molecules of DNA in a plethora of flow of the microscopy, employing a spectrum of possible DNA molecules, fragments, and concatemers with dynamic

Shaqfeh, Eric

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Journal of Fluids and Structures 20 (2005) 129140 Blood flow and damage by the roller pumps during  

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Journal of Fluids and Structures 20 (2005) 129­140 Blood flow and damage by the roller pumps during created in a centrifugal pump used for a cardiopulmonary bypass, little is known about the blood flow and consequent damage in a roller pump. A time- dependent moving boundary problem is solved in this paper

Luo, Xiaoyu

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TOUGH+CO2: A multiphase fluid-flow simulator for CO2 geologic sequestration in saline aquifers  

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TOUGH+CO"2 is a new simulator for modeling of CO"2 geologic sequestration in saline aquifers. It is a member of TOUGH+, the successor to the TOUGH2 family of codes for multicomponent, multiphase fluid and heat flow simulation. The code accounts for heat ... Keywords: CO2 geologic sequestration, Modeling, Multiphase flow, Parallel computing, Saline aquifer, TOUGH+, TOUGH2

Keni Zhang; George Moridis; Karsten Pruess

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Coupled flow and heat transfer in viscoelastic fluid with CattaneoChristov heat flux model  

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Abstract This letter presents a research for coupled flow and heat transfer of an upper-convected Maxwell fluid above a stretching plate with velocity slip boundary. Unlike most classical works, the new heat flux model, which is recently proposed by Christov, is employed. Analytical solutions are obtained by using the homotopy analysis method (HAM). The effects of elasticity number, slip coefficient, the relaxation time of the heat flux and the Prandtl number on velocity and temperature fields are analyzed. A comparison of Fouriers Law and the CattaneoChristov heat flux model is also presented.

Shihao Han; Liancun Zheng; Chunrui Li; Xinxin Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Properties of Confined Water and Fluid Flow at the Nanoscale  

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This project has been focused on the development of accurate computational tools to study fluids in confined, nanoscale geometries, and the application of these techniques to probe the structural and electronic properties of water confined between hydrophilic and hydrophobic substrates, including the presence of simple ions at the interfaces. In particular, we have used a series of ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations and quantum Monte Carlo calculations to build an understanding of how hydrogen bonding and solvation are modified at the nanoscale. The properties of confined water affect a wide range of scientific and technological problems - including protein folding, cell-membrane flow, materials properties in confined media and nanofluidic devices.

Schwegler, E; Reed, J; Lau, E; Prendergast, D; Galli, G; Grossman, J C; Cicero, G

2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of magnetically interacting cubes by a turbulent fluid flow  

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Previous work has demonstrated that combining mechanical vibration with magnetic interactions can result in the self-assembly of complex structures, albeit at low yield. Here we introduce a system where the yield of self-assembled structures is quantitatively predicted by a theoretical analysis. Millimeter-sized magnetic blocks, designed to form chains as their minimal energy state, are placed in a turbulent fluid flow. The distribution of chain lengths that form is quantitatively consistent with predictions, showing that the chain length distribution coincides with that of monomers or polymers in a thermal bath, with the turbulence strength parametrizing the effective temperature.

Filip Ilievski; Madhav Mani; George M. Whitesides; Michael P. Brenner

2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A tractable optimization framework for Air Traffic Flow Management addressing fairness, collaboration and stochasticity  

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We propose a tractable optimization framework for network Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) with an eye towards the future. The thesis addresses two issues in ATFM research: a) fairness and collaboration amongst airlines; ...

Gupta, Shubham, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Power Flow of Multiple Energy Carriers(Geidl and Andersson 2007) |  

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Optimal Power Flow of Multiple Energy Carriers(Geidl and Andersson 2007) Optimal Power Flow of Multiple Energy Carriers(Geidl and Andersson 2007) Home > Groups > Energy Systems Integration Qinsun's picture Submitted by Qinsun(35) Member 15 November, 2012 - 13:04 Literature Review The author proposed a linear static state model for multiple energy carriers. The optimal power flow and economic dispatch was determined. The method is a simple method of integrated system planning The methods used in the paper are linear deterministic system without control signal, optimal power flow and economic dispatch The proposed method stabilized the power grid, reduced the marginal cost of electricity, and increased the marginal cost of natural gas. The strength of the proposed method is following: 1. it is integrated; 2. it secures to converge;

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Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities with impinging jet  

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Fluid flow and convective heat transfer in rotor-stator configurations, which are of great importance in different engineering applications, are treated in details in this review. The review focuses on convective heat transfer in predominantly outward air flow in the rotor-stator geometries with and without impinging jets and incorporates two main parts, namely, experimental/theoretical methodologies and geometries/results. Experimental methodologies include naphthalene sublimation techniques, steady state (thin layer) and transient (thermochromic liquid crystals) thermal measurements, thermocouples and infra-red cameras, hot-wire anemometry, laser Doppler and particle image velocimetry, laser plane and smoke generator. Theoretical approaches incorporate modern CFD computational tools (DNS, LES, RANS etc). Geometries and results part being mentioned starting from simple to complex elucidates cases of a free rotating disk, a single disk in the crossflow, single jets impinging onto stationary and rotating disk,...

Harmand, Souad; Poncet, Sbastien; Shevchuk, Igor V; 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2012.11.009

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow through very low permeability materials: A concern in the geological isolation of waste  

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The geological isolation of waste usually involves the selection of sites where very low permeability materials exist, but there are few earth materials that are truly impermeable. Regulatory concerns for the containment of radioactive material extend for geologic periods of time (i.e., 10,000 years or more), and it becomes nearly impossible to ``assure`` the behavior of the site for such long periods of time. Experience at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) shows that very slow movements of fluid can take place through materials that may, in fact, have no intrinsic permeability in their undisturbed condition. Conventional hydrologic models may not be appropriate to describe flow, may provide modeling results that could be in significant variance with reality, and may not be easy to defend during the compliance process. Additionally, the very small volumes of fluid and very slow flow rates involved are difficult to observe, measure, and quantify. The WIPP disposal horizon is excavated 655 m below the surface in bedded salt of Permian age. Salt has some unique properties, but similar hydrologic problems can be expected in site investigations were other relatively impermeable beds occur, and especially in deep sites where significant overburden and confining pressures may be encountered. Innovative techniques developed during the investigations at the WIPP may find utility when investigating other disposal sites. Ongoing work at the WIPP is expected to continue to advance understanding of flow through very low permeability materials. The study of flow under these conditions will become increasingly important as additional waste disposal sites are designed that require assurance of their safety for geological periods of time.

Deal, D.E.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Trajectory Generation in Ocean Flows Tamer Inanc, Shawn C. Shadden and Jerrold E. Marsden  

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currents to help propel the gliders around the ocean for sustainable missions. The idea of exploitingOptimal Trajectory Generation in Ocean Flows Tamer Inanc, Shawn C. Shadden and Jerrold E. Marsden near optimal trajectories for autonomous underwater gliders in a dynamic ocean environment. This opens

Marsden, Jerrold

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Fluid Flow, Thermal History, and Diagenesis of the Cambrian-Ordovician Arbuckle Group and Overlying Units in South-Central Kansas  

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A diagenetic study of the Cambrian-Ordovician Arbuckle Group to the Middle Pennsylvanian Cherokee Group in south-central Kansas produced evidence of regional advective fluid flow and more localized fracture-controlled fluid ...

King, Bradley Donald

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Outage Detection in Power Distribution Networks with Optimally-Deployed Power Flow Sensors  

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Outage Detection in Power Distribution Networks with Optimally-Deployed Power Flow Sensors Yue Zhao deployed real-time power flow sensors and that of load estimates via Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI within each subtree only the sensors at its root and on its boundary are used. Outage detection

Zhao, Yue

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Exact Convex Relaxation of Optimal Power Flow in Radial Networks  

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flow laws can be approximated by linear equations known as the DC power flow model [2]­[4], if 1) line important for distribution networks due to the advent of distributed generation (e.g., rooftop photovoltaic panels) and controllable loads (e.g., electric vehicles). Distributed generation is difficult to predict

Low, Steven H.

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DOE-HDBK-1012/3-92; DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 3 of 3  

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3-92 3-92 JUNE 1992 DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW Volume 3 of 3 U.S. Department of Energy FSC-6910 Washington, D.C. 20585 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; prices available from (615) 576- 8401. FTS 626-8401. Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161. Order No. DE92019791 THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW Rev. 0 HT ABSTRACT The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was

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DOE-HDBK-1012/2-92; DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 2 of 3  

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2-92 2-92 JUNE 1992 DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW Volume 2 of 3 U.S. Department of Energy FSC-6910 Washington, D.C. 20585 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; prices available from (615) 576- 8401. FTS 626-8401. Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161. Order No. DE92019790 THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW Rev. 0 HT ABSTRACT The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was

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DOE-HDBK-1012/1-92; DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 1 of 3  

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1-92 1-92 JUNE 1992 DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW Volume 1 of 3 U.S. Department of Energy FSC-6910 Washington, D.C. 20585 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; (615) 576-8401. Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161. Order No. DE92019789 THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW Rev. 0 HT ABSTRACT The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance

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Convective flow and heat transfer of a viscous heat generating fluid in the presence of a moving, infinite, vertical, porous plate  

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The analysis of convective flow and heat transfer of a viscous heat generating fluid past a uniformly moving, infinite, vertical, ... of the plate-motion and the presence of heat generation/absorption on the flow...

K. Vajravelu

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity Flow Solutions of a Non-Newtonian Power-law Fluid  

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In this paper we present a mathematical analysis for a steady-state laminar boundary layer flow, governed by the Ostwald-de Wael power-law model of an incompressible non- Newtonian fluid past a semi-infinite power-law stretched flat plate with uniform free stream velocity. A generalization of the usual Blasius similarity transformation is used to find similarity solutions [1]. Under appropriate assumptions, partial differential equations are transformed into an autonomous third-order nonlinear degenerate ordinary differential equation with boundary conditions. Using a shooting method, we establish the existence of an infinite number of global unbounded solutions. The asymptotic behavior is also discussed. Some properties of those solutions depend on the viscosity power-law index.

Guedda, Mohamed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanometer-scale imaging and pore-scale fluid flow modeling inchalk  

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For many rocks of high economic interest such as chalk,diatomite, tight gas sands or coal, nanometer scale resolution is neededto resolve the 3D-pore structure, which controls the flow and trapping offluids in the rocks. Such resolutions cannot be achieved with existingtomographic technologies. A new 3D imaging method, based on serialsectioning and using the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) technology has beendeveloped. FIB allows for the milling of layers as thin as 10 nanometersby using accelerated Ga+ ions to sputter atoms from the sample surface.After each milling step, as a new surface is exposed, a 2D image of thissurface is generated. Next, the 2D images are stacked to reconstruct the3D pore or grain structure. Resolutions as high as 10 nm are achievableusing this technique. A new image processing method uses directmorphological analysis of the pore space to characterize thepetrophysical properties of diverse formations. In addition to estimationof the petrophysical properties (porosity, permeability, relativepermeability and capillary pressures), the method is used for simulationof fluid displacement processes, such as those encountered in variousimproved oil recovery (IOR) approaches. Computed with the new methodcapillary pressure curves are in good agreement with laboratory data. Themethod has also been applied for visualization of the fluid distributionat various saturations from the new FIB data.

Tomutsa, Liviu; Silin, Dmitriy; Radmilovich, Velimir

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Flow Control, I: Basic Algorithm and Convergence  

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and variable bandwidth to a set of elastic sources and price them according to excess demand, and the sources minus bandwidth cost, and network links adjust bandwidth prices to coordinate the sources' decisions. We flow control, congestion pricing, gradient projection, asynchronous algorithm, Convergence I

Low, Steven H.

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Production of Natural Gas and Fluid Flow in Tight Sand Reservoirs  

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This document reports progress of this research effort in identifying possible relationships and defining dependencies between macroscopic reservoir parameters strongly affected by microscopic flow dynamics and production well performance in tight gas sand reservoirs. Based on a critical review of the available literature, a better understanding of the main weaknesses of the current state of the art of modeling and simulation for tight sand reservoirs has been reached. Progress has been made in the development and implementation of a simple reservoir simulator that is still able to overcome some of the deficiencies detected. The simulator will be used to quantify the impact of microscopic phenomena in the macroscopic behavior of tight sand gas reservoirs. Phenomena such as, Knudsen diffusion, electro-kinetic effects, ordinary diffusion mechanisms and water vaporization are being considered as part of this study. To date, the adequate modeling of gas slippage in porous media has been determined to be of great relevance in order to explain unexpected fluid flow behavior in tight sand reservoirs.

Maria Cecilia Bravo; Mariano Gurfinkel

2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic fabrics and fluid flow directions in hydrothermal systems. A case study in the Chaillac BaFFe deposits  

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of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) to describe the mineralizing process in hydrothermal systems. BaMagnetic fabrics and fluid flow directions in hydrothermal systems. A case study in the Chaillac Ba hydrothermal textures and tectonic structures have been described in veins, sinters, and sandstone cemented

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Abstract 4455: Influence of convective fluid flow on the penetration of anti-cancer drugs through multicell layers  

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...drives convective fluid flow, the rate of which can be varied by increasing...When CFF was 0.19 ml/min, the penetration of gefitinib, imatinib and doxorubicin...CFF was zero. The enhancement of penetration rates was 75 fold for doxorubicin, 53...

Roger M. Phillips; Hafiz Makeen; Raj Periasamy; Paul M. Loadman; Pamela F. Jones; Brian D. Sleeman; Stephen W. Smye; and Chris Twelves

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested Cartesian grid method in incompressible viscous fluid flow Yih-Ferng Peng a,*, Rajat Mittal b  

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Nested Cartesian grid method in incompressible viscous fluid flow Yih-Ferng Peng a,*, Rajat Mittal form 16 April 2010 Accepted 28 May 2010 Available online 8 June 2010 Keywords: Nested Cartesian grid procedure is focused by using a nested Cartesian grid formulation. The method is developed for simulating

Mittal, Rajat

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Temporal evolution of pore geometry, fluid flow, and solute transport resulting from colloid deposition  

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Deposition of colloidal particles is one of many processes that lead to the evolution of the structure of natural porous media in groundwater aquifers, oil reservoirs, and sediment beds. Understanding of the mechanisms and effects of this type of structural evolution has been limited by a lack of direct observations of pore structure. Here, synchrotron X-ray difference microtomography (XDMT) was used to resolve the temporal evolution of pore structure and the distribution of colloidal deposits within a granular porous medium. Column filtration experiments were performed to observe the deposition of relatively high concentrations of colloidal zirconia (200 mg/l of particles having diameter {approx}1 {micro}m) in a packed bed of glass beads (diameters 210-300 {micro}m). Noninvasive XDMT imaging of the pore structure was performed three separate times during each column experiment. The structural information observed at each time was used to define internal boundary conditions for three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann (LB) simulations that show how the evolving pore structure affects pore fluid flow and solute transport. While the total deposit mass increased continuously over time, colloid deposition was observed to be highly heterogeneous and local colloid detachment was observed at some locations in a low ionic strength medium. LB simulations indicated that particle accumulation greatly reduced the permeability of the porous medium while increasing the tortuosity. The colloidal deposits also increased the spatial variability in pore water velocities, leading to higher dispersion coefficients. Anomalous dispersion behavior was investigated by simulation at the scale of the experimental system: weak tailing was found in the clean bed case, and the extent of tailing greatly increased following colloid deposition because of the development of extensive no-flow regions. As a result of this coupling between pore fluid flow, colloid accumulation, and the pore geometry, colloid deposition is expected to strongly influence long-term solute dynamics in cases where solute transport is either accompanied by high colloid influx or where the passage of the solute front mobilizes and then redistributes material from the porous matrix.

Chen, Cheng; Lau, Boris L.; Gaillard, J.-F.; Packman, A.I.; (NWU)

2010-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of two network flow optimization algorithms  

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of attention has been paid to a class of problems known as optimization problems. An important subclass of these problems are network problems. Networks consist, of a set of nodes interconnected by a set of arcs, as discussed more completely below. Many... of the network algorithms and a liter- ature survey. Graph Theory A graph is a set of points or nodes and a set of line segments or arcs mapped into pairs of nodes. These arcs are mapped so that no node is interior to any line segment and each end point...

Steelquist, John Anders

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal dimensions minimizing expected travel time of a single machine flow rack AS/RS  

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Abstract In this paper, the aim is to determine the optimal dimensions of a flow rack automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) using a single machine for storage and retrieval operations. These optimal dimensions are evaluated for minimum expected travel times of the storage and retrieval machine. An enumeration technique is used on a large range of system configurations going from 100 to 20,000 storage segments. Initially, optimization is carried out on six travel time expressions dealing with single and dual cycle travel times considering two dwell point positions. The results are then studied to investigate the influence of travel time expressions on both optimal dimensions and the shape factor of the system rack. Secondly, a new generalized mathematical model was developed by introducing an occurrence proportion parameter, relative to dual cycles, in order to determine the influence of the system functioning (proportion of dual cycles and load rate) on optimal dimensions.

Mohammed Adel Hamzaoui; Zaki Sari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Homogenization of Perfusion Flows in Microfluidic Bio-Reactors: A Numerical Study  

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Optimal Homogenization of Perfusion Flows in Microfluidic Bio-Reactors: A Numerical Study Fridolin of Denmark, DTU Nanotech, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark Abstract In recent years, the interest in small-scale bio-reactors microfluidic bio-reactors, we develop a general design of a continually feed bio- reactor with uniform

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Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics of Server Rack in Datacenter  

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This chapter is studying the fluid mechanics and heat transfer of single server rack using the computational fluid dynamics software. The ... effect of the different structure parameters of server rack in datacen...

Jianfei Zhang; Donghao Liu; Xiping Qiao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical models of caldera deformation: Effects of multiphase and multicomponent hydrothermal fluid flow  

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and poroelastic deformation using a range of realistic physical parameters and processes. Hydrothermal fluidNumerical models of caldera deformation: Effects of multiphase and multicomponent hydrothermal. Although hydrothermal fluids have been discussed as a possible deformation agent, very few quantitative

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Application of Multi-rate Flowing Fluid Electric ConductivityLogging Method to Well DH-2, Tono Site, Japan  

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The flowing fluid electric conductivity (FEC) logging method, wellbore fluid is replaced with de-ionized water, following which FEC profiles in the wellbore are measured at a series of times while the well is pumped at a constant rate. Locations were fluid enters the wellbore show peaks in the FEC logs, which may be analyzed to infer inflow strengths and salinities of permeable features intersected by the wellbore. In multi-rate flowing FEC logging, the flowing FEC logging method is repeated using two or more pumping rates, which enables the transmissivities and inherent pressure heads of these features to be estimated as well. We perform multi-rate FEC logging on a deep borehole in fractured granitic rock, using three different pumping rates. Results identify 19 hydraulically conducting fractures and indicate that transmissivity, pressure head, and salinity vary significantly among them. By using three pumping rates rather than the minimum number of two, we obtain an internal consistency check on the analysis that provides a measure of the uncertainty of the results. Good comparisons against static FEC profiles and against independent chemical, geological, and hydrogeological data have further enhanced confidence in the results of the multi-rate flowing FEC logging method.

Doughty, Christine; Takeuchi, Shinji; Amano, Kenji; Shimo, Michito; Tsang, Chin-Fu

2004-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Computational Studies of Fluid Flow Phenomena in Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Brine and Oil Fields  

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EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF FLUID EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF FLUID FLOW PHENOMENA IN CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION IN BRINE AND OIL FIELDS Chuang Ji ( chuang.ji@netl.doe.gov ) National Energy Technology Laboratory Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 BOX 5725 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY 13699 Goodarz Ahmadi ( ahmadi@clarkson.edu ) BOX 5725 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY 13699 Duane H. Smith ( duane.smith@netl.doe.gov ) National Energy Technology Laboratory Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 2 INTRODUCTION Sequestration of CO 2 by injection into deep geological formations is a method to reduce CO 2 emissions into the atmosphere. However, when CO 2 is injected underground, it forms fingers extending into the rock pores saturated with brine or petroleum. This flow

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Optimization of the configuration and working fluid for a micro heat pipe thermal control device  

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of a micro heat pipe system containing a working fluid with physical properties having been speciffcally selected such that the heat pipes, as a whole, vary in effective thermal conductance, thereby providing a level of temperature regulation...

Coughlin, Scott Joseph

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing Aqueous Solution Imbibition into Shale and the Effects of Optimizing Critical Fracturing Fluid Additives  

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Two methods of hydraulic fracturing most widely utilized on unconventional shale gas and oil reservoirs are gelled fracturing and slick-water fracturing. Both methods utilize up to several million gallons of water-based fluid per well in a...

Plamin, Sammazo Jean-bertrand

2013-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Analizing Aqueous Imbibition into Shale and the Effects of Optimizing Critical Fracturing Fluid Additives  

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Two methods of hydraulic fracturing most widely utilized on unconventional shale gas and oil reservoirs are gelled fracturing and slick-water fracturing. Both methods utilize up to several million gallons of water-based fluid per well in a...

Qureshi, Maha

2013-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a high-efficiency jet ejector by computational fluid dynamic software  

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large nozzle diameter ratio. Dimensionless group analysis reveals that the research results are valid for any fluid, operating pressure, and geometric scale for a given motive-stream Mach number and Reynolds ratio between the motive and propelled streams...

Watanawanavet, Somsak

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse Prediction and Optimization of Flow Control Conditions for Confined Spaces using a CFD-Based Genetic Algorithm  

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temperature and velocity. In order to identify the best flow control conditions, conventional approach function to optimize the inlet boundary conditions (e.g., supply velocity, temperature, and angle of critical flow control conditions such as flow inlet temperature, velocity and angle. In order to identify

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Experimental investigation on heat transfer characteristics of magnetic fluid flow around a fine wire under the influence of an external magnetic field  

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Experimental investigation is conducted to get insight into convective heat transfer features of the aqueous magnetic fluid flow over a fine wire under the influence of an external magnetic field. The convective heat transfer coefficient of the aqueous magnetic fluid flow around the heated wire is measured in both the uniform magnetic field and the magnetic field gradient. The effects of the external magnetic field strength and its orientation on the thermal behaviors of the magnetic fluids are analyzed. The experimental results show that the external magnetic field is a vital factor that affects the convective heat transfer performances of the magnetic fluids and the control of heat transfer processes of a magnetic fluid flow can be possible by applying an external magnetic field. (author)

Li, Qiang; Xuan, Yimin [School of Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 200 Xiao Ling Wei, Nanjing 210094 (China)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

276

On the influence of an absorption term in incompressible fluid flows  

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|, they approximate the Ostwald-de Waele model for power law fluids, very often used to model non-Newtonian fluids and q as follows: Newtonian if µ0 > 0 and µ1 = 0 Ostwald-de Waele if µ0 = 0 and µ1 > 0 Bingham

Lisbon, University of

277

A Refined Model of Stationary Heat Transfer in Composite Bodies Reinforced with Pipes Containing a Heat-Transfer Fluid Moving in Laminar Flow Conditions  

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Equations describing the stationary heat conduction of composite bodies spatially reinforced with ... of smooth pipes, through which an incompressible heat-transfer fluid is pumped in laminar flow conditions, are...

A. P. Yankovskii

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Three-dimensional analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in single- and two-layered micro-channel heat sinks  

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A three-dimensional numerical analysis of laminar fluid flow and conjugate heat transfer has been conducted for single- and two-layered micro-channel heat sinks. The validity of the numerical model ... power, the...

M. L.-J. Levac; H. M. Soliman; S. J. Ormiston

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Heat and mass transfer in a viscoelastic fluid flow over an accelerating surface with heat source/sink and viscous dissipation  

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...?In this paper we present a mathematical analysis of heat and mass transfer phenomena in a viscoelastic fluid flow over an accelerating stretching sheet in the presence of heat source/sink, viscous dissipatio...

R. M. Sonth; S. K. Khan; M. S. Abel; K. V. Prasad

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

On the influence of a magnetic field with circular field lines on the gravity flow of a magnetic fluid film down a thin cylinder  

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The gravity-induced flow of a magnetic fluid film down a vertical thin current-carrying cylindrical conductor is considered. The relative thickness of the film is small. A nonlinear equation is derived from a ...

V. M. Korovin

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of X-ray CT for investigating fluid flow and conformance control during CO2 injection in highly heterogeneous media  

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were performed using homogeneous and heterogeneous cores and a 4th generation X-Ray CT scanner was used to visualize heterogeneity and fluid flow in the core. Porosity and saturation measurements were made during the course of the experiment...

Chakravarthy, Deepak

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

282

Swirling structure for mixing two concentric fluid flows at nozzle outlet  

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A nozzle device is described for causing two fluids to mix together. In particular, a spray nozzle comprises two hollow, concentric housings, an inner housing and an outer housing. The inner housing has a channel formed therethrough for a first fluid. Its outer surface cooperates with the interior surface of the outer housing to define the second channel for a second fluid. The outer surface of the inner housing and the inner surface of the outer housing each carry a plurality of vanes that interleave but do not touch, each vane of one housing being between two vanes of the other housing. The vanes are curved and the inner surface of the outer housing and the outer surface of the inner housing converge to narrow the second channel. The shape of second channel results in a swirling, accelerating second fluid that will impact the first fluid just past the end of the nozzle where mixing will take place.

Mensink, D.L.

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

283

A parameter sensitivity analysis using an EOS for optimal characterization of Cupiagua reservoir fluids  

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PARAMETER FOR HYDROCARBONS . . . . Page 3. 1- PVT SUMMARY. . . . . . 46 3. 2- 3. 3- RECOMBINED FLUID COMPOSITION- CUPIAGUA A1 CCE AT 242eF AND 244eF ? CUPIAGUA Al . . . . . . . . . , 49 . . . . . . . 50 3. 4- CVD AT 242eF ? CUPIAGUA Al (UPPER.... 10- CCE AT 1500F, 240eF AND 247eF ? CUPIAGUA C3 . . . . . CVD AT 247eF - CUPIAGUA C3. MULTISTAGE SEPARATOR SUMMARY- CUPIAGUA C3. . . . . 54 . . . . 55 . . . . 55 3. 11- FLUID VISCOSITY AT 247 F ? CUPIAGUA C3 . . . . . . . . . 55 3. 12...

Florez, Alberto

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Numerical analysis of laminar fluid flow and heat transfer in a parallel plate channel with normally in-line positioned plates  

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NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINAR FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A PARALLEL PLATE CHANNEL WITH NORMALLY IN-LINE POSITIONED PLATES A Thesis by JOHN GRADY iVICMATH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINAR FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN A PARALLEL PLATE CHANNEI WITH NORMALLY IN-LINE POSITIONED PLATES A...

McMath, John Grady

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

285

Development of one-dimensional computational fluid dynamics code 'GFLOW' for groundwater flow and contaminant transport analysis  

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Prediction of groundwater movement and contaminant transport in soil is an important problem in many branches of science and engineering. This includes groundwater hydrology, environmental engineering, soil science, agricultural engineering and also nuclear engineering. Specifically, in nuclear engineering it is applicable in the design of spent fuel storage pools and waste management sites in the nuclear power plants. Ground water modeling involves the simulation of flow and contaminant transport by groundwater flow. In the context of contaminated soil and groundwater system, numerical simulations are typically used to demonstrate compliance with regulatory standard. A one-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics code GFLOW had been developed based on the Finite Difference Method for simulating groundwater flow and contaminant transport through saturated and unsaturated soil. The code is validated with the analytical model and the benchmarking cases available in the literature. (authors)

Rahatgaonkar, P. S.; Datta, D.; Malhotra, P. K.; Ghadge, S. G. [Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., R-2, Ent. Block, Nabhikiya Urja Bhavan, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai - 400 094 (India)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

An approximate solution for the start-up flow of a power-law fluid in a tube  

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A theoretical solution of the unsteady-state momentum equation for the start-up flow of a power-law fluid in circular tubes is presented. The solution is obtained with an approximate technique which has previously proved to be useful in solving other transport problems involving nonlinear partial differential equations and explicit asymptotic expressions for the velocity profiles and flow-rates as functions of time are given. The accuracy of the method is checked by comparing the results with the existing exact analytical solution of GromekhaSzymanski which applies for the Newtonian case and the results are believed to be good approximations for moderate and large values of time. An interesting aspect of the results is the effect of the flow behaviour index and the imposed pressure gradient on the start-up time.

J. Sestak; M.E. Charles

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Thermal-fluid and electrochemical modeling and performance study of a planar solid oxide electrolysis cell : analysis on SOEC resistances, size, and inlet flow conditions.  

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Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory researchers are analyzing the electrochemical and thermal-fluid behavior of solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) for high temperature steam electrolysis using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. The major challenges facing commercialization of steam electrolysis technology are related to efficiency, cost, and durability of the SOECs. The goal of this effort is to guide the design and optimization of performance for high temperature electrolysis (HTE) systems. An SOEC module developed by FLUENT Inc. as part of their general CFD code was used for the SOEC analysis by INL. ANL has developed an independent SOEC model that combines the governing electrochemical mechanisms based on first principals to the heat transfer and fluid dynamics in the operation of SOECs. The ANL model was embedded into the commercial STAR-CD CFD software, and is being used for the analysis of SOECs by ANL. The FY06 analysis performed by ANL and reported here covered the influence of electrochemical properties, SOEC component resistances and their contributing factors, SOEC size and inlet flow conditions, and SOEC flow configurations on the efficiency and expected durability of these systems. Some of the important findings from the ANL analysis are: (1) Increasing the inlet mass flux while going to larger cells can be a compromise to overcome increasing thermal and current density gradients while increasing the cell size. This approach could be beneficial for the economics of the SOECs; (2) The presence of excess hydrogen at the SOEC inlet to avoid Ni degradation can result in a sizeable decrease in the process efficiency; (3) A parallel-flow geometry for SOEC operation (if such a thing be achieved without sealing problems) yields smaller temperature gradients and current density gradients across the cell, which is favorable for the durability of the cells; (4) Contact resistances can significantly influence the total cell resistance and cell temperatures over a large range of operating potentials. Thus it is important to identify and avoid SOEC stack conditions leading to such high resistances due to poor contacts.

Yildiz, B.; Smith, J.; Sofu, T.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

288

DNS on turbulent heat transfer of viscoelastic fluid flow in a plane channel with transverse rectangular orifices  

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Heat-transfer characteristics of a viscoelastic turbulence past rectangular orifices were investigated in the context of the reduction effects of fluid elasticity on drag and heat transfer. To simulate the fully-developed channel flow through transverse orifices located periodically at intervals of 6.4 times channel height, we imposed periodic conditions at the upstream and downstream boundaries. To discuss the dissimilarity between the velocity and thermal fields, the molecular Prandtl number was set to be 1.0 and any temperature dependence of the fluid and rheological properties was not considered. In the present condition, the ratio of the reduction rates in drag and heat transfer was found to be 2.8:1.0, revealing that the present flow configuration is better than a smooth channel for avoiding the heat-transfer reduction. This phenomenon was attributed to the sustainment of the quasi-streamwise vortex downstream of the reattachment point despite the absence of strong spanwise vortices emanating from the orifice edge in the viscoelastic fluid. The longitudinal vortices behind the reattachment point caused a high turbulent heat flux and increased the local Nusselt number.

Takahiro Tsukahara; Tomohiro Kawase; Yasuo Kawaguchi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Criterion for purely elastic Taylor-Couette instability in the flows of shear-banding fluids  

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In the past twenty years, shear-banding flows have been probed by various techniques, such as rheometry, velocimetry and flow birefringence. In micellar solutions, many of the data collected exhibit unexplained spatio-temporal ...

Fardin, M. A.

290

Optimal fracture treatment design for dry gas wells maximizes well performance in the presence of non-Darcy flow effects  

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This thesis presents a methodology based on Proppant Number approach for optimal fracture treatment design of natural gas wells considering non-Darcy flow effects in the design process. Closure stress is taken into account, by default, because...

Lopez Hernandez, Henry De Jesus

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

291

Flow through porous media : from mixing of fluids to triggering of earthquakes  

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Enhanced oil recovery by displacing oil with solvents such as carbon dioxide requires development of miscibility between the two fluids to maximize the displacement efficiency. Prevention of inadvertent triggering of ...

Jha, Birendra, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

L3:MPO.CRUD.P8.02 Two-Phase Fluid Flow  

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or equivalent) m Mobility of a particle in a fluid Pa m s Density kg m 3 Surface tension N m avg Average tortuosity for flowpaths and diffusion - c Contact...

293

Fluid flow and conjugated heat transfer in arbitrarily shaped channels via single domain formulation and integral transforms  

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Abstract The present work advances a recently introduced approach based on combining the Generalized Integral Transform Technique (GITT) and a single domain reformulation strategy, aimed at providing hybrid numericalanalytical solutions to convectiondiffusion problems in complex physical configurations and irregular geometries. The methodology has been previously considered in the analysis of conjugated conductionconvection heat transfer problems, simultaneously modeling the heat transfer phenomena at both the fluid streams and the channels walls, by making use of coefficients represented as space variable functions with abrupt transitions occurring at the fluidwall interfaces. The present work is aimed at extending this methodology to deal with both fluid flow and conjugated heat transfer within arbitrarily shaped channels and complex multichannel configurations, so that the solution of a cumbersome system of coupled partial differential equations defined for each individual sub-domain of the problem is avoided, with the proposition of the single-domain formulation. The reformulated problem is integral transformed through the adoption of eigenvalue problems containing the space variable coefficients, which provide the basis of the eigenfunction expansions and are responsible for recovering the transitional behavior among the different regions in the original formulation. For demonstration purposes, an application is first considered consisting of a microchannel with an irregular cross-section shape, representing a typical channel micro-fabricated through laser ablation, in which heat and fluid flow are investigated, taking into account the conjugation with the polymeric substrate. Then, a complex configuration consisting of multiple irregularly shaped channels is more closely analyzed, in order to illustrate the flexibility and robustness of the advanced hybrid approach. In both cases, the convergence behavior of the proposed expansions is presented and critical comparisons against purely numerical approaches are provided.

Diego C. Knupp; Renato M. Cotta; Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Power Flow Formulation in Market of Retail Wheeling Taiyou Yong, Student Member, IEEE Robert Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE  

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, transmission and distribution in an area. The rate of electricity is regulated. The market is monopoly. Retail. Optimal power flow is an optimizing tool for power system planning, energy management etc. Use Robert Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin

295

Numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer inside a rotating disk-cylinder configuration by a lattice Boltzmann model  

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A simple lattice Boltzmann model for numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer inside a rotating disk-cylinder configuration, which is of fundamental interest and practical importance in science as well as in engineering, is proposed in this paper. Unlike existing lattice Boltzmann models for such flows, which were based on primitive-variable Navier-Stokes equations, the target macroscopic equations of the present model for the flow field are vorticitystream function equations, inspired by our recent work designed for nonrotating flows [S. Chen, J. Tlke, and M. Krafczyk, Phys. Rev. E 79, 016704 (2009); S. Chen, J. Tlke, S. Geller, and M. Krafczyk, Phys. Rev. E 78, 046703 (2008)]. The flow field and the temperature field both are solved by the D2Q5 model. Compared with the previous models, the present model is more efficient, more stable, and much simpler. It was found that, even though with a relatively low grid resolution, the present model can still work well when the Grashof number is very high. The advantages of the present model are validated by numerical experiments.

Sheng Chen; Jonas Tlke; Manfred Krafczyk

2009-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

296

RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) for systems with high penetration of wind power  

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Abstract In this paper, we formulate a RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) problem for systems with high penetration of wind power to address the issue of possibly violating the security constraints in power systems due to the volatility of wind power generations. To cope with the computational complexity of the proposed RLOPF problem, we propose a computationally efficient RLOPF algorithm assisted by the off-line constructed probability distribution models for bus voltage magnitudes and transmission line real power flows. We apply the proposed RLOPF algorithm to the RLOPF problems on a 26-bus power system for two cases of significantly different re-dispatching percentage share for non-renewable power generations to compensate the volatility of wind power generations. The test results reveal that the performance of all solutions obtained by the proposed RLOPF algorithm of various step-sizes in both cases meet the required probability 0.95 on satisfying the security constraints in the presence of variable wind power generations, and the CPU time consumption are mostly within 1s. We also test the performance of conventional OPF (optimal power flow) solution on both cases, and the resulted probability are all smaller than 0.783. These test results demonstrate the merit and the computational efficiency of the proposed RLOPF algorithm.

Shin-Yeu Lin; Ai-Chih Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

A Beale-Kato-Majda breakdown criterion for an Oldroyd-B fluid in the creeping flow regime  

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We derive a criterion for the breakdown of solutions to the Oldroyd-B model in $\\R^3$ in the limit of zero Reynolds number (creeping flow). If the initial stress field is in the Sobolev space $H^m$, $m> 5/2$, then either a unique solution exists within this space indefinitely, or, at the time where the solution breaks down, the time integral of the $L^\\infty$-norm of the stress tensor must diverge. This result is analogous to the celebrated Beale-Kato-Majda breakdown criterion for the inviscid Eluer equations of incompressible fluids.

Raz Kupferman; Claude Mangoubi; Edriss S. Titi

2007-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

298

On the multidimensional modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in SCWRS  

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The Supercritical Water Reactor (SCWR) has been proposed as one of the six Generation IV reactor design concepts under consideration. The key feature of the SCWR is that water at supercritical pressures is used as the reactor coolant. Although at such pressures, fluids do not undergo phase change as they are heated, the fluid properties experience dramatic variations throughout what is known as the pseudo-critical region. Highly nonuniform temperature and fluid property distributions are expected in the reactor core, which will have a significant impact on turbulence and heat transfer in future SCWRs. The goal of the present work has been to understand and predict the effects of these fluid property variations on turbulence and heat transfer throughout the reactor core. Spline-type property models have been formulated for water at supercritical pressures in order to include the dependence of properties on both temperature and pressure into a numerical solver. New models of turbulence and heat transfer for variable-property fluids have been developed and implemented into the NPHASE-CMFD software. The results for these models have been compared to experimental data from the Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst. (KAERI) for various heat transfer regimes. It is found that the Low-Reynolds {kappa}-{epsilon} model performs best at predicting the experimental data. (authors)

Gallaway, T.; Antal, S. P.; Podowski, M. Z. [Center for Multiphase Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., 110 8th St., Troy, NY (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Continued development of a semianalytical solution for two-phase fluid and heat flow in a porous medium  

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Over the past few years the authors have developed a semianalytical solution for transient two-phase water, air, and heat flow in a porous medium surrounding a constant-strength linear heat source, using a similarity variable {eta} = r/{radical}t. Although the similarity transformation approach requires a simplified geometry, all the complex physical mechanisms involved in coupled two-phase fluid and heat flow can be taken into account in a rigorous way, so that the solution may be applied to a variety of problems of current interest. The work was motivated by adverse to predict the thermohydrological response to the proposed geologic repository for heat-generating high-level nuclear wastes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, in a partially saturated, highly fractured volcanic formation. The paper describes thermal and hydrologic conditions near the heat source; new features of the model; vapor pressure lowering; and the effective-continuum representation of a fractured/porous medium.

Doughty, C.; Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Optimal homogenization of perfusion flows in microfluidic bio-reactors; a numerical study  

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To ensure homogeneous conditions within the complete area of perfused microfluidic bio-reactors, we develop a general design of a continuously feed bio-reactor with uniform perfusion flow. This is achieved by introducing a specific type of perfusion inlet to the reaction area. The geometry of these inlets are found using the methods of topology optimization and shape optimization. The results are compared with two different analytic models, from which a general parametric description of the design is obtained and tested numerically. Such a parametric description will generally be beneficial for the design of a broad range of microfluidic bioreactors used for e.g. cell culturing and analysis, and in feeding bio-arrays.

Okkels, Fridolin; Bruus, Henrik

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a Geothermal Reservoir  

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Project objectives: Joint inversion of geophysical data for ground water flow imaging; Reduced the cost in geothermal exploration and monitoring; & Combined passive and active geophysical methods.

302

Non-Newtonian Fluids, Mudflows, and Debris Flows: A Rheological Approach  

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Just as examples: Pengcheng (1992) describes the turbulent debris flows of the the Jiangja ravine in China in terms of a Chezy-like formula $...

Fabio Vittorio De Blasio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Numerical and experimental investigations on vibration of simulated CANDU fuel bundles subjected to turbulent fluid flow.  

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??Vibration of simulated CANDU fuel bundles induced by coolant flow is investigated in this thesis through experiments and numerical simulations. Two simulated bundles and a (more)

Zhang, Xuan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Status of the TOUGH-FLAC simulator and recent applications related to coupled fluid flow and crustal deformations  

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This paper presents recent advancement in and applications of TOUGH-FLAC, a simulator for multiphase fluid flow and geomechanics. The TOUGH-FLAC simulator links the TOUGH family multiphase fluid and heat transport codes with the commercial FLAC{sup 3D} geomechanical simulator. The most significant new TOUGH-FLAC development in the past few years is a revised architecture, enabling a more rigorous and tight coupling procedure with improved computational efficiency. The applications presented in this paper are related to modeling of crustal deformations caused by deep underground fluid movements and pressure changes as a result of both industrial activities (the In Salah CO{sub 2} Storage Project and the Geysers Geothermal Field) and natural events (the 1960s Matsushiro Earthquake Swarm). Finally, the paper provides some perspectives on the future of TOUGH-FLAC in light of its applicability to practical problems and the need for high-performance computing capabilities for field-scale problems, such as industrial-scale CO{sub 2} storage and enhanced geothermal systems. It is concluded that despite some limitations to fully adapting a commercial code such as FLAC{sup 3D} for some specialized research and computational needs, TOUGH-FLAC is likely to remain a pragmatic simulation approach, with an increasing number of users in both academia and industry.

Rutqvist, J.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Vortical Inviscid Flows with Two-Way Solid-Fluid Coupling  

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, the net force acting on a solid immersed in an irrotational and inviscid flow is zero. For instance methods are used to accurately calculate forces in mechanical engineering applications such as airfoils [6, a sphere in an inviscid constant uniform flow would experience zero drag which is clearly incorrect. Our

Lee, WonSook

306

MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DIE FLOWS OF VISCOPLASTIC FLUIDS WITH WALL SLIP  

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of filled polymers, and concentrated suspensions in screw extruders and dies of complex shapes is undertaken-dimensional flows including flows through dies, single/twin-screw extruders and other processing geometries m o n p * (1b) where Rs is the screw radius of the twin screw extruder preceding the die

307

Hydraulic stimulation of geothermal reservoirs: fluid flow, electric potential and microseismicity relationships  

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......represents the reservoir relaxation process occurring around the openhole...Li (1987), it is a slow process and, therefore, it may not...to observe fluid diffusion processes is useful for the understanding...Abstracts of Papers , EAGE-56th Mtg. Tech. Exhib., I004. Li......

Mathieu Darnet; Guy Marquis; Pascal Sailhac

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Fusion Engineering and Design 82 (2007) 22172225 Integrated thermo-fluid analysis towards helium flow  

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Fusion Engineering and Design 82 (2007) 2217­2225 Integrated thermo-fluid analysis towards helium. Andob, I. Komadab a Fusion Engineering Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Department, University the ITER test blanket module (TBM) warrants the need of extensive computer aided engineering (CAE

Abdou, Mohamed

309

Study of miscible fluid flows in a porous medium by an acoustical method  

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measurements in a pack of glass beads saturated with water- ethanol mixtures of various concentrations. We thus of glass beads packing a column, saturated with a water-ethanol mixture. We displace the saturating fluid by a water-ethanol mixture ofa different concentration. Concentration profiles (i.e. the concentration time

Boyer, Edmond

310

Fluid flow and heat transfer across an elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank with randomly distributed features  

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Abstract An elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank (EHFMTB) has better performances while being employed for air humidification. The EHFMTB is populated in a plastic shell to form a shell-and-tube heat exchanger like membrane contactor. The tube bank is always randomly populated in practical applications because of convenience and randomness in the manufacturing process. The fluid flow and heat transfer across a randomly distributed elliptical hollow fiber membrane tube bank (REHFMTB) are investigated. To disclose the influences of the fiber arrangements on the performances, three unit cells containing 20 fibers with different randomly distributions are selected as the calculating domains. A renormalization group k? (RNG KE) turbulence model with enhanced wall treatment is used for solving the equations governing the momentum and heat transports. The friction factor and Nusselt number across the REHFMTB under various fiber distributions, Reynolds numbers (Re), packing fractions (?) and elliptical semiaxis ratios (b/a) are numerically obtained and experimentally validated. It is found that the comprehensive heat transfer performance is deteriorated for the fluid flow across the REHFMTB.

Runhua Jiang; Minlin Yang; Sheng Chen; Si-Min Huang; Xiaoxi Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Numerical predictions on fluid flow and heat transfer in U-shaped channel with the combination of ribs, dimples and protrusions under rotational effects  

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Abstract Recently, dimple and protrusion structure has been proved as an effective heat transfer augmentation approach on coolant channel due to its advantage on pressure penalty. A compound heat transfer enhancement technique, the combination of ribs, dimples or protrusions, is applied to a U-shaped square channel similar with the gas turbine blade internal passage. Considering the rotational condition of gas turbine blade on operation, the effect of rotation is also investigated for the coolant channel in order to approximate more to the real operation condition. Thus, the objective of this study is to discuss the effect of rotation on fluid flow and heat transfer performance of turbine blade similar U-shaped channel with the combination structure of ribs, dimples or protrusions. The investigated Reynolds number is 1.25 million and considered rotational number includes 0, 0.4 and 0.6. From the results, the fluid patterns of two-pass channel with compound heat transfer enhancement structure are presented for none-rotating and rotating cases. Meanwhile, spatially Nusselt distributions of roughened walls are obtained to reveal the heat transfer rates. Finally, the area averaged Nusselt number ratio and channel friction penalty are evaluated. The results indicate that rib-protrusion structure seems to be the most effective structure while rib-dimple structure has only slight advantage than ribbed channel. Furthermore, the additional friction penalty by dimple and protrusion structure is tiny. It can also be expected that, the thermal performance of this compound structure can be even improved after a denser arrangement of dimple/protrusion structure and optimal shape design.

Zhongyang Shen; Yonghui Xie; Di Zhang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Modeling of gas-solid flow in a CFB riser based on computational particle fluid dynamics  

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A three-dimensional model for gas-solid flow in a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) riser was developed based on computational particle ... experimental data validated the CPFD model for the CFB riser. The model pr...

Yinghui Zhang; Xingying Lan; Jinsen Gao

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Heat-transfer mechanism in turbulent flow of fluid at supercritical pressures  

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A hypothetical physical model of the heat-transfer process accompanying a forced flow of liquid at supercritical pressures is proposed. This model accounts for the anomalous improvements and deteriorations in ...

Sh. G. Kaplan

1971-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Unsteady hydromagnetic free-convection flow with radiative heat transfer in a rotating fluid  

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We study the unsteady free-convection flow near a moving infinite flat plate in a totating medium by imposing a time-dependent perturbation on a constant plate temperature. The temperatures involved are assume...

A. R. Bestman; S. K. Adjepong

315

Multiphase flow and Encapsulation simulations using the moment of fluid method 1  

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, spray cooling, icing, combustion and agricultural irrigation. The instability of the interface, mass exist for the accurate and effi- cient computation of multiphase flows. First, the density and viscosity

Sussman, Mark

316

Pulsatile flow and heat transfer of a magneto-micropolar fluid through a stenosed artery under the influence of body acceleration  

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With an aim to investigate the effect of externally imposed body acceleration and magnetic field on pulsatile flow of blood through an arterial segment having stenosis is under consideration in this paper. The flow of blood is presented by a unsteady micropolar fluid and the heat transfer characteristics have been taken into account. The non-linear equations that governing the flow are solved numerically using finite difference technique by employing a suitable coordinate transformation. The numerical results have been observed for axial and microrotation component of velocity, fluid acceleration, wall shear stress(WSS), flow resistance, temperature and the volumetric flow rate. It thus turns out that the rate of heat transfer increases with the increase of Hartmann number $H$, while the wall shear stress has a reducing effect on the Hartmann number $H$ and an enhancing effect on microrotation parameter $K$ as well as the constriction height $\\delta$.

Shit, G C

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Nonlinear free surface flows past a semi-  

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- infinite flat plate in water of finite depth M. M A L E E W O N G 1 AND R. H. J. G R I M S H A W2 1 ??) We consider the steady free surface two-dimensional flow past a semi-infinite flat plate in water (draft) of the depressed plate. For small d and subcritical flows, we may use the linearized problem

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PROBABILISTIC SIMULATION OF SUBSURFACE FLUID FLOW: A STUDY USING A NUMERICAL SCHEME  

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There has been an increasing interest in probabilistic modeling of hydrogeologic systems. The classical approach to groundwater modeling has been deterministic in nature, where individual layers and formations are assumed to be uniformly homogeneous. Even in the case of complex heterogeneous systems, the heterogeneities describe the differences in parameter values between various layers, but not within any individual layer. In a deterministic model a single-number is assigned to each hydrogeologic parameter, given a particular scale of interest. However, physically there is no such entity as a truly uniform and homogeneous unit. Single-number representations or deterministic predictions are subject to uncertainties. The approach used in this work models such uncertainties with probabilistic parameters. The resulting statistical distributions of output variables are analyzed. A numerical algorithm, based on axiomatic principles of probability theory, performs arithmetic operations between probability distributions. Two subroutines are developed from the algorithm and incorporated into the computer program TERZAGI, which solves groundwater flow problems in saturated, multi-dimensional systems. The probabilistic computer program is given the name, PROGRES. The algorithm has been applied to study the following problems: one-dimensional flow through homogeneous media, steady-state and transient flow conditions, one-dimensional flow through heterogeneous media, steady-state and transient flow conditions, and two-dimensional steady-stte flow through heterogeneous media. The results are compared with those available in the literature.

Buscheck, Timothy Eric

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elevated thermal maturation in Pennsylvanian rocks, Cherokee basin, southeastern Kansas: Importance of regional fluid flow  

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Thermal history of sedimentary basins is commonly assumed to be dominated by burial heating. Marked contrast between reconstructed burial temperatures and other temperature determinations would suggest alternative processes. In the Cherokee basin of southeastern Kansas, reconstruction of burial and thermal history indicates that basal Pennsylvanian strata were not buried more than 1.8 km, and should have reached only about 90C. However, the study of Pennsylvanian rocks of the Cherokee basin indicates that higher temperatures were reached and that the pattern of thermal maturation is inconsistent with simple burial heating. Regional pattern of vitrinite reflectance reveals several warm spots' where thermal maturation is elevated above the regional background. Primary fluid inclusions in late Ca-Mg-Fe carbonate cements yield homogenization-temperature modes or petrographically consistent populations ranging from 100 to 150C. These data suggest that the samples experienced at least those temperatures, hence fluid inclusions closely agree with vitrinite and Rock-Eval. Elevated temperatures, warm spots, confined thermal spikes, a low R{sub m} gradient argue against simple burial heating. These observations are consistent with regional invasion of warm fluids, probably from the Ouachita-Arkoma system, and their subsequent upward migration into Pennsylvanian strata through faults and fractures. Petroleum exploration should consider the possibility of regionally elevated thermal maturation levels with even more elevated local maxima. Consequences may include local generation of hydrocarbons or local changes in diagenetic patterns.

Wojcik, K.M.; Goldstein, R.H.; Walton, A.W. (Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence (United States)); Barker, C.E. (Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States))

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer and Fluid Characteristics of Flowing Liquid Nitrogen in HTS Cable  

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Abstract High-temperature superconducting (HTS) cable has heat intrusion from the termination including joule heat generation at the terminal joint and from the room temperature cable through the Cu current lead. According to the length of the HTS cable, this heat loss may become a considerable amount which cannot be ignored in the HTS cable system. In this study, referring to a high-voltage cable (HV cable) which was developed in M-PACC project, the effect of heat transfer at the interface between the terminal joint and LN2 in the terminal vessel (ho) on the temperature of the HTS cable were calculated and evaluated. The condition of flow in the terminal vessel was assumed to be natural convection, forced flow or static condition for evaluating this effect with various heat transfer condition. As a result, in the case of the natural convection, most of heats flow into the LN2 in the terminal vessel where the volumetric flow of the LN2 is large since ho becomes high. Accordingly, the temperature rise of the LN2 in the inner pipe of Cu former and the terminal vessel can be restricted. However, in the cases of the forced flow and the static condition, most of heats flow into the LN2 in the inner pipe where the volumetric flow of the LN2 is small since ho becomes small. Accordingly, the temperature rise of the LN2 in the inner pipe becomes high. This temperature rise of the LN2 in the inner pipe makes the temperature of the HTS conductor large resulting in remarkable increase of AC losses. Consequently, on the HV cable design, for restriction of the AC loss increase, it is expected that designing the HTS cable termination such as extending outer surface of the terminal joint for increasing of the heat inflow from the terminal joint to the LN2 in the vessel is effective.

O. Maruyama; T. Ohkuma; T. Izumi; Y. Shiohara

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational fluid dynamics simulation of the air/suppressant flow in an uncluttered F18 engine nacelle  

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For the purposes of designing improved Halon-alternative fire suppression strategies for aircraft applications, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of the air flow, suppressant transport, and air-suppressant mixing within an uncluttered F18 engine nacelle were performed. The release of inert gases from a Solid Propellant Gas Generator (SPGG) was analyzed at two different injection locations in order to understand the effect of injection position on the flow patterns and the mixing of air and suppression agent. An uncluttered engine nacelle was simulated to provide insight into the global flow features as well as to promote comparisons with previous nacelle fire tests and recent water tunnel tests which included little or no clutter. Oxygen concentration levels, fuel/air residence times that would exist if a small fuel leak were present, velocity contours, and streamline patterns are presented inside the engine nacelle. The numerical results show the influence of the gent release location on regions of potential flame extinction due to oxygen inerting and high flame strain. The occurrence of inflow through the exhaust ducts on the aft end of the nacelle is also predicted. As expected, the predicted oxygen concentration levels were consistently higher than the measured levels since a fire was not modeled in this analysis. Despite differences in the conditions of these simulations and the experiments, good agreement was obtained between the CFD predictions and the experimental measurements.

Lopez, A.R.; Gritzo, L.A.; Hassan, B.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component)- Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion  

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component) - Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion

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Different approximations of shallow fluid flow over an obstacle B. T. Nadiga and L. G. Margolin  

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sets of shallow water equations, representing different levels of approximation are considered the dispersive shallow water DSW solutions and those of the highly simplified, hyperbolic shallow water SW; it is only when the flows are entirely subcritical or entirely supercritical and when the obstacles are very

Nadiga, Balasubramanya T. "Balu"

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Two-fluid flowing equilibria of compact plasmas Loren C. Steinhauer  

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or presence of a j?B force. The force-free class may have significant flows. Spheromaks are in this class-force-free class is energetically favorable. This sheds light on the FRC-spheromak bifurcation observed- perimentally only in certain arrangements reversed-field pinch, spheromak and then only in the central ``core

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Imaging Fluid Flow in Geothermal Wells Using Distributed Thermal Perturbation Sensing  

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Project objective: A New Geothermal Well Imaging Tool. 1.To develop a robust and easily deployable DTPS for monitoring in geothermal wells; and 2. Develop the associated analysis methodology for flow imaging; and?when possible by wellbore conditions?to determine in situthermal conductivity and basal heat flux.

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Design of a continuous-flow reactor for in situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy of solids in supercritical fluids  

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This paper presents the design and performance of a novel high-temperature and high-pressure continuous-flow reactor, which allows for x-ray absorption spectroscopy or diffraction in supercritical water and other fluids under high pressure and temperature. The in situ cell consists of a tube of sintered, polycrystalline aluminum nitride, which is tolerant to corrosive chemical media, and was designed to be stable at temperatures up to 500 deg. C and pressures up to 30 MPa. The performance of the reactor is demonstrated by the measurement of extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectra of a carbon-supported ruthenium catalyst during the continuous hydrothermal gasification of ethanol in supercritical water at 400 deg. C and 24 MPa.

Dreher, M.; De Boni, E.; Nachtegaal, M.; Wambach, J.; Vogel, F. [Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing fractured rock for fluid-flow, geomechanical, and paleostress modeling: Methods and preliminary results from Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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Fractures have been characterized for fluid-flow, geomechanical, and paleostress modeling at three localities in the vicinity of drill hole USW G-4 at Yucca Mountain in southwestern Nevada. A method for fracture characterization is introduced that integrates mapping fracture-trace networks and quantifying eight fracture parameters: trace length, orientation, connectivity, aperture, roughness, shear offset, trace-length density, and mineralization. A complex network of fractures was exposed on three 214- to 260-m 2 pavements cleared of debris in the upper lithophysal unit of the Tiva Canyon Member of the Miocene Paint-brush Tuff. The pavements are two-dimensional sections through the three-dimensional network of strata-bound fractures. All fractures with trace lengths greater than 0.2 m were mapped and studied.

Barton, C.C.; Larsen, E.; Page, W.R.; Howard, T.M.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Update and assessment of geothermal economic models, geothermal fluid flow and heat distribution models, and geothermal data bases  

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Numerical simulation models and data bases that were developed for DOE as part of a number of geothermal programs have been assessed with respect to their overall stage of development and usefulness. This report combines three separate studies that focus attention upon: (1) economic models related to geothermal energy; (2) physical geothermal system models pertaining to thermal energy and the fluid medium; and (3) geothermal energy data bases. Computerized numerical models pertaining to the economics of extracting and utilizing geothermal energy have been summarized and catalogued with respect to their availability, utility and function. The 19 models that are discussed in detail were developed for use by geothermal operators, public utilities, and lending institutions who require a means to estimate the value of a given resource, total project costs, and the sensitivity of these values to specific variables. A number of the models are capable of economically assessing engineering aspects of geothermal projects. Computerized simulations of heat distribution and fluid flow have been assessed and are presented for ten models. Five of the models are identified as wellbore simulators and five are described as reservoir simulators. Each model is described in terms of its operational characteristics, input, output, and other pertinent attributes. Geothermal energy data bases are reviewed with respect to their current usefulness and availability. Summaries of eight data bases are provided in catalogue format, and an overall comparison of the elements of each data base is included.

Kenkeremath, D. (ed.)

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Transport Properties From Flowing Fluid Temperature LoggingIn Unsaturated Fractured Rocks: Theory And Semi-Analytical Solution  

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Flowing fluid temperature logging (FFTL) has been recently proposed as a method to locate flowing fractures. We argue that FFTL, backed up by data from high-precision distributed temperature sensors, can be a useful tool in locating flowing fractures and in estimating the transport properties of unsaturated fractured rocks. We have developed the theoretical background needed to analyze data from FFTL. In this paper, we present a simplified conceptualization of FFTL in unsaturated fractured rock, and develop a semianalytical solution for spatial and temporal variations of pressure and temperature inside a borehole in response to an applied perturbation (pumping of air from the borehole). We compare the semi-analytical solution with predictions from the TOUGH2 numerical simulator. Based on the semi-analytical solution, we propose a method to estimate the permeability of the fracture continuum surrounding the borehole. Using this proposed method, we estimated the effective fracture continuum permeability of the unsaturated rock hosting the Drift Scale Test (DST) at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Our estimate compares well with previous independent estimates for fracture permeability of the DST host rock. The conceptual model of FFTL presented in this paper is based on the assumptions of single-phase flow, convection-only heat transfer, and negligible change in system state of the rock formation. In a sequel paper [Mukhopadhyay et al., 2008], we extend the conceptual model to evaluate some of these assumptions. We also perform inverse modeling of FFTL data to estimate, in addition to permeability, other transport parameters (such as porosity and thermal conductivity) of unsaturated fractured rocks.

Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Tsang, Yvonne W.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow in the resurgent dome of Long Valley Caldera: implications from thermal data and deep electrical sounding  

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Temperatures of 100C are measured at 3 km depth in a well located on the resurgent dome in the center of Long Valley Caldera, California, despite an assumed >800C magma chamber at 68 km depth. Local downflow of cold meteoric water as a process for cooling the resurgent dome is ruled out by a Peclt-number analysis of temperature logs. These analyses reveal zones with fluid circulation at the upper and lower boundaries of the Bishop Tuff, and an upflow zone in the metasedimentary rocks. Vertical Darcy velocities range from 10 to 70 cm a?1. A 21-km-long geoelectrical profile across the caldera provides resistivity values to the order of 100 to >103 ?m down to a depth of 6 km, as well as variations of self-potential. Interpretation of the electrical data with respect to hydrothermal fluid movement confirms that there is no downflow beneath the resurgent dome. To explain the unexpectedly low temperatures in the resurgent dome, we challenge the common view that the caldera as a whole is a regime of high temperatures and the resurgent dome is a local cold anomaly. Instead, we suggest that the caldera was cooled to normal thermal conditions by vigorous hydrothermal activity in the past, and that a present-day hot water flow system is responsible for local hot anomalies, such as Hot Creek and the area of the Casa Diablo geothermal power plant. The source of hot water has been associated with recent shallow intrusions into the West Moat. The focus of planning for future power plants should be to locate this present-day flow system instead of relying on heat from the old magma chamber.

Daniel F.C Pribnow; Claudia Schtze; Suzanne J Hurter; Christina Flechsig; John H Sass

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations for Complex Fluid Flow Problems from Berkeley Lab's Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE)  

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The Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) develops and applies advanced computational methodologies to solve large-scale scientific and engineering problems arising in the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas involving energy, environmental, and industrial technology. The primary focus is in the application of structured-grid finite difference methods on adaptive grid hierarchies for compressible, incompressible, and low Mach number flows. The diverse range of scientific applications that drive the research typically involve a large range of spatial and temporal scales (e.g. turbulent reacting flows) and require the use of extremely large computing hardware, such as the 153,000-core computer, Hopper, at NERSC. The CCSE approach to these problems centers on the development and application of advanced algorithms that exploit known separations in scale; for many of the application areas this results in algorithms are several orders of magnitude more efficient than traditional simulation approaches.

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Proceedings: Joint DOE/NSF Workshop on flow of particulates and fluids  

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These proceedings are the result of the Fifth DOR-NSF Workshop on fundamental research in the area of particulate two-phase flow and granular flow. The present collection of twenty contributions from universities and national laboratories is based on research projects sponsored by either the Department of Energy or the National Science Foundation. These papers illustrate some of the latest advances in theory, simulations, and experiments. The papers from the Workshop held September 29--October 1, 1993 have been separated into three basic areas: experiments, theory, and numerical simulations. A list of attendees at the workshop is included at the end of the proceedings. Selected papers have been indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

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1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of a Torsional Tuned Damper for Marine Diesel Engines Using Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis  

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A torsional tuned damper is usually used in order to reduce the torsional vibration of the crank shaft system in marine diesel engines. The damper consists of leaf springs, fluid chambers, fluid channels, and int...

Young-Cheol Kim; D. H. Lee; T. Y. Chung; D. Y. Ham

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an entrained flow gasifier model for process optimization study  

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Coal gasification is a versatile process to convert a solid fuel in syngas, which can be further converted and separated in hydrogen, which is a valuable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier. Different technologies (fixed beds, fluidized beds, entrained flow reactors) are used, operating under different conditions of temperature, pressure, and residence time. Process studies should be performed for defining the best plant configurations and operating conditions. Although 'gasification models' can be found in the literature simulating equilibrium reactors, a more detailed approach is required for process analysis and optimization procedures. In this work, a gasifier model is developed by using AspenPlus as a tool to be implemented in a comprehensive process model for the production of hydrogen via coal gasification. It is developed as a multizonal model by interconnecting each step of gasification (preheating, devolatilization, combustion, gasification, quench) according to the reactor configuration, that is in entrained flow reactor. The model removes the hypothesis of equilibrium by introducing the kinetics of all steps and solves the heat balance by relating the gasification temperature to the operating conditions. The model allows to predict the syngas composition as well as quantity the heat recovery (for calculating the plant efficiency), 'byproducts', and residual char. Finally, in view of future works, the development of a 'gasifier model' instead of a 'gasification model' will allow different reactor configurations to be compared.

Biagini, E.; Bardi, A.; Pannocchia, G.; Tognotti, L. [Consorzio Pisa Ric, Pisa (Italy). Div Energia Ambiente

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MecE 630 Fluid Dynamics (Fall 2014) Course objectives: To explore the essential dynamics of flowing fluids by expanding upon ma-  

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and vortex tubes. · Fluid kinematics and vector calculus ­ Summation notation, ­ Normal vs. shear strain- ing novel research projects. Course topics: · Review of basic concepts ­ Definition of a fluid. Problem sets: Roughly one per course topic. Problem sets will be due 1-2 weeks after their initial

Flynn, Morris R.

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Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 5361 Finite element analysis-based design of a fluid-flow control nano-valve  

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of a fluid-flow control nano-valve M. Grujicica,, G. Caoa, B. Pandurangana, W.N. Royb a Department A finite element method-based procedure is developed for the design of molecularly functionalized nano-size devices. The procedure is aimed at the single-walled carbon nano-tubes (SWCNTs) used in the construction

Grujicic, Mica

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CFD evaluation of pipeline gas stratification at low fluid flow due to temperature effects  

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variance in chord averaged velocities is apparent at these conditions. CFD analysis was performed. Low flow velocities of 0.1524 m/sec, 0.3048 m/sec and 0.6096 m/sec and temperature differences of 5.5 o K, 13.8 o K and 27.7 o K were considered. When... with gas velocity below 0.6096 m/sec. v DEDICATION To my family for their love and support. vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Gerald Morrison for his valuable guidance and support. I...

Brar, Pardeep Singh

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Heat Transfer Fluid for Concentrating Solar Systems: Particle Flow in Tubes  

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Abstract This paper demonstrates a new concept of heat transfer fluid (HTF) for CSP applications, developed in the frame of both a National and a European project (CSP2 FP7 project). It involves a dense suspension of small solid particles. This innovation is currently. The dense suspension of particles receiver (DSPR) consists in creating the upward circulation of a dense suspension of particles (solid fraction in the range 30%-40%) in vertical absorbing tubes submitted to concentrated solar energy. So the suspension acts as a heat transfer fluid with a heat capacity similar to a liquid HTF but only limited in temperature by the working temperature limit of the receiver tubes. Suspension temperatures up to 750C are expected for metallic tubes, thus opening new opportunities for high efficiency thermodynamic cycles such as supercritical steam and carbon dioxide. First experimental results were obtained during on-sun testing with CNRS solar facility of a single tube DSPR for an outlet temperature lower than 300C. In this lab-scale experimental setup, the solar absorber is a single opaque metallic tube, containing upward solid circulation, located inside a cylindrical cavity dug in a receiver made of refractory, and submitted to the concentrated solar radiation through a 0.10m x 0.50m slot. The absorber is a 42.4 mm o.d. stainless steel tube. SiC was used because of its thermal properties, availability and rather low cost. The 63.9?m particle mean diameter permits a good fluidization with almost no bubbles, for very low air velocities. Solar flux densities in the range 200-250 kW/m2 were tested resulting in solid temperature increase ranging between 50 and 150C. The mean wall-to-suspension heat transfer coefficient (h) was calculated from experimental data. It is very sensitive to the solid fraction of the solid suspension, which was varied from 27% to 36%. These latter values are one order of magnitude larger than the solid fraction in circulating fluidized beds operating at much higher air velocity. Heat transfer coefficients ranging from 140 to 500 W/m2.K have been obtained; i.e. 400 W/m2.K mean value for standard operating conditions at low temperature.

G. Flamant; D. Gauthier; H. Benoit; J.-L. Sans; B. Boissire; R. Ansart; M. Hemati

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing lattice Boltzmann simulations for unsteady flows A.M. Artoli, A.G. Hoekstra *, P.M.A. Sloot  

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Optimizing lattice Boltzmann simulations for unsteady flows A.M. Artoli, A.G. Hoekstra *, P Available online 21 April 2005 Abstract We present detailed analysis of a lattice Boltzmann approach of the collision operator [5­7]. The lattice Boltzmann method was introduced to remove these shortcomings [8

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Results from One- and Two- Phase Fluid Flow Calculations within the Preliminary Safety Analysis of the Gorleben Site - 13310  

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Rock salt is one of the possible host rock formations for the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes in Germany. The Preliminary Safety Analysis of the Gorleben Site (Vorlaeufige Sicherheitsanalyse Gorleben, VSG) evaluates the long-term safety of a hypothetical repository in the salt dome of Gorleben, Germany. A mature repository concept and detailed knowledge of the site allowed a detailed process analysis within the project by numerical modeling of single-phase and two-phase flow. The possibility of liquid transport from the shafts to the emplacement drifts is one objective of the present study. Also, the implications of brine inflow on radionuclide transport and gas generation are investigated. Pressure build-up due to rock convergence and gas generation, release of volatile radionuclides from the waste and pressure-driven contaminant transport were considered, too. The study confirms that the compaction behavior of salt grit backfill is one of the most relevant factors for the hydrodynamic evolution of the repository and the transport of contaminants. Due to the interaction between compaction, saturation and pore pressure, complex flow patterns evolve. Emplacement drifts serve as gas sinks or sources at different times. In most calculation cases, the backfill reaches its final porosity after a few hundred years. The repository is then sealed and radionuclides can only be transported by diffusion in the liquid phase. Estimates for the final porosity of compacted backfill range between 0 % and 2 %. The exact properties of the backfill regarding single- and two-phase flow are not well known for this porosity range. The study highlights that this uncertainty has a profound impact on flow and transport processes over long time-scales. Therefore, more research is needed to characterize the properties of crushed salt grit at low porosities or to reduce the adverse effects of possible higher porosities by repository optimization. (authors)

Kock, Ingo; Larue, Juergen; Fischer, Heidi; Frieling, Gerd; Navarro, Martin; Seher, Holger [Department of Final Disposal, GRS mbH, Schwertnergasse 1, 50667 Cologne (Germany)] [Department of Final Disposal, GRS mbH, Schwertnergasse 1, 50667 Cologne (Germany)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal power flow under both normal and contingent operation conditions using the hybrid fuzzy particle swarm optimisation and Nelder-Mead algorithm (HFPSO-NM)  

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In this paper, we solve the optimal power flow problem using by the new hybrid fuzzy particle swarm optimisation and Nelder-Mead (NM) algorithm (HFPSO-NM). The goal of combining the NM simplex method and the particle swarm optimisation (PSO) method is ... Keywords: Fuzzy logic, HFPSO-NM, Nelder-Mead method, Optimal power flow, Particle swarm optimisation, Voltage stability

Mahmood Joorabian; Ehsan Afzalan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of steady fluid flow in the entry region of a straight circular tube  

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region. The Basic Equations The flow under i nves ti gati on is governed by the Navier-Stokes equations p ? = F - . + uv Du Dt x ax p ? = F - @uv v, Dv a A 2 Dt y ay (2) Dw= F ma+ Dt w as and the continuity equation "u av aw + ? = p ay... + w D a a a a Ut = at ax ay as and 2 a2 a2 a2 ax2 ay2 as2 Expressed in cylindrical form, the previous equations become 2 P = Fr M + & v V r e D Ve 2aV Dt r " ar r2ae DVe V Ve 2aV V p + ? = Fe - ~a + u & Ve + r - e Dt r rae (2a) F -22+ pv V...

Crain, John Kee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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3rd International symposium on fluid flow measurement effects of acoustic noise on orifice meters  

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It is known that in-pipe acoustic noise can cause errors in orifice plate metering. The international metering community voted this topic as the highest priority for further research during a {open_quotes}working{close_quotes} held at N.T.I.S. in 1983. Most published work to date has been concerned with periodic, low frequency noise or pulsations, as encountered on reciprocating compressor installations where errors or their side effects may be readily noticed. Many orifice metering locations are, however, subject to high frequency noise emanating from control valves and centrifugal compressors. High frequency in-pipe noise is seldom suspected as a source of metering error and consequently it is a neglected topic. Square root error, which stems form the non-linear flow-differential pressure relationship of an orifice plate, has been well researched for low frequencies but the work has not been extended to high frequencies. To investigate this topic, high pressure studies at the British Gas Bishop Auckland Test Facility were carried out with a noise source (a pressure drop across a ball valve) and a 600 mm 0.4 {beta} orifice meter. These studies identified the effect of high frequency acoustic noise on orifice plate accuracy.

Norman, R.; Graham, P.; Drew, W.A. [Engineering Research Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rheology and microstructural evolution in pressure-driven flow of a magnetorheological fluid with strong particle-wall interactions  

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The interaction between magnetorheological (MR) fluid particles and the walls of the device that retain the field-responsive fluid is critical as this interaction provides the means for coupling the physical device to the ...

Ocalan, Murat

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Notes 09. Fluid inertia and turbulence in fluid film bearings  

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When fluid inertia effects are important. Bulk-flow model for inertial flows. Turbulence and inertia in short length journal bearings and open end dampers....

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental Design Approach to the Optimization of Supercritical Fluid Extraction for the Determination of Oil and Grease in Soil  

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......Smith, B.W. Wright, and C.R. Yonker. Supercritical fluid...1323A-36A(1988). 9. J.R. Wheeler and M.E. McNally. Supercritical fluid extraction...11. F.H. Walters, L.R. Parker, Jr., S.L. Morgan, and S.N......

M.K.L. Bicking; T.G. Hayes; J.C. Kiley; S.N. Deming

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of dynamic barite sag in oil-based drilling fluids using a modified rotational viscometer and a flow loop  

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During drilling operations, control of the sub-surface pressure is of utmost importance. High density minerals, such as barite and hematite, are used to increase the density of drilling fluids and thereby control these pressures. However, contributing factors, such as the gravitational force, cause the weighting material particles to settle out of the suspension. This is designated as sag within the drilling industry and can lead to a variety of major drilling problems, including lost circulation, well control difficulties, poor cement jobs, and stuck pipes. The study of this phenomenon, including ways to mitigate its effects, has long been of interest. In this paper several methods for evaluating dynamic barite sag in oil-based drilling fluids are examined in a flow loop with the use of a rotational viscometer modified by the addition of a sag shoe (MRV). Tests using the MRV in the range of 0100RPM were conducted, and the effects of rotation speed on sag were correlated with flow loop tests performed by varying the inner pipe rotation speed. The combined effects of eccentricity and pipe rotation on dynamic barite sag in oil-based drilling fluids are also described in this paper. Flow loop test results indicate that pipe rotation has a greater impact on reducing sag when the pipe is eccentric rather than concentric. Additionally, results in the MRV indicate a strong correlation between the test RPM and the degree of measured sag.

Tan Nguyen; Stefan Miska; Mengjiao Yu; Nicholas Takach; Ramadan Ahmed; Arild Saasen; Tor Henry Omland; Jason Maxey

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Mixed Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Quantification for Hypersonic Flows via Gradient-Based Optimization  

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Mixed Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Quantification for Hypersonic Flows via Gradient/aleatory uncertainties is demonstrated within the context of hypersonic flows. Specifically, this work focuses in which experimental data is difficult or impossible to obtain, as is the case with hypersonic flows

Anitescu, Mihai

349

Optimization of Chilled Water Flow and Its Distribution in Central Cooling System  

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delivered to branch 3; the branch with maximum cooling load and proportionately deficient water flow, the same amount of water (10,000 l/m) it was receiving with three pumps, as shown in Table 2. This measure saved the power of one pump and reduced its.... 2b. Temperature rise in three branches for the adjusted flow with two pumps and six chillers in flow. Table 2. Original and Adjusted Flow with Two and Three Pumps and Six Chillers. l/m GPM % l/m GPM % l/m GPM % l/m GPM...

Maheshwari, G. P.; Hajiah, A. E.; ElSherbini, A. I.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Heat transfer and fluid flow in microchannels and nanochannels at high Knudsen number using thermal lattice-Boltzmann method  

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The present paper deals with the two-dimensional numerical simulation of gaseous flow and heat transfer in planar microchannel and nanochannel with different wall temperatures in transitional regime 0.1?Kn?1. An atomistic molecular simulation method is used known as thermal lattice-Boltzmann method. The results of simulation are presented in four cases corresponding to the Fourier flow, shear-driven flow (Couette flow), pressure-driven flow (Poiseuille flow), and mixed shearpressure-driven flow in the developing and fully developed regions. The mixed shearpressure-driven flow is divided into two subcases with shear stress and pressure gradient acting in the same and the opposite directions. Normalized temperature and velocity profiles across the channel, distribution of local wall Nusselt number, and friction coefficient are illustrated. Using this method, nonlinear pressure distribution in the streamwise direction, reduction in mass flow rate, Cf?Re, and Nu by increasing the Knudsen number are studied. It is seen that for Couette flow, Nu over the hotter plate is greater than the cooler plate, but for the pressure-driven flow with stationary wall temperature dependency of viscosity and thermal conductivity causes this trend to be reversed. The reversed flow appearance in the velocity profile is captured in the case of opposite shearpressure-driven flow.

J. Ghazanfarian and A. Abbassi

2010-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Petrologic and stable isotopic evidence for reaction-enhanced fluid flow during metamorphism of Precambrian-Cambrian sedimentary rocks, Lone Mountain, Nevada  

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Upper Precambrian to Cambrian sedimentary rocks, regionally metamorphosed during the Mesozoic to produce marbles and calc-silicate rocks, were contact metamorphosed at the end of the Cretaceous by the Lone Mountain granitic pluton. Mineral assemblages within the calc-silicates were in equilibrium with H[sub 2]O-rich fluids, while the marbles were in equilibrium with more CO[sub 2]-rich fluids. Mineralogical variation between two different calc-silicate lithologies is the result of differences in bulk rock chemical composition, which also results in differences in isotopic composition between the calc-silicate lithologies. delta O-18 and delta C-13 values show differences of greater than 6 and 4 per mil respectively across lithologic boundaries between interlayered calc-silicates and between interlayered marbles and calc-silicates. The absence of any systematic variation between delta O-18 and delta C-13 values in the calc-silicates suggests that isotopic variation due to decarbonation reactions was limited. The differences in mineralogy and isotopic composition indicate that permeability was enhanced by reaction, permitting the focused flow of fluid through the calc-silicates. Calculated mass balance variations in delta O-18 based on reaction space analysis and Rayleigh decarbonation cannot explain the observed variations of delta O-18, requiring infiltration of externally derived fluids, while the delta C-13 compositions in the calc-silicates can be explained by Rayleigh decarbonation alone.

Richards, I.J.; Labotka, T.C. (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Geochemical Sciences)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preferential mode of gas invasion in sediments : grain-scale model of coupled multiphase fluid flow and sediment mechanics  

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We present a discrete element model for simulating, at the grain scale, gas migration in brine-saturated deformable media. We rigorously account for the presence of two fluids in the pore space by incorporating forces on ...

Jain, Antone Kumar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Fluid force transducer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical fluid force transducer for measuring the magnitude and direction of fluid forces caused by lateral fluid flow, includes a movable sleeve which is deflectable in response to the movement of fluid, and a rod fixed to the sleeve to translate forces applied to the sleeve to strain gauges attached to the rod, the strain gauges being connected in a bridge circuit arrangement enabling generation of a signal output indicative of the magnitude and direction of the force applied to the sleeve.

Jendrzejczyk, Joseph A. (Warrenville, IL)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

System-Optimal Routing of Traffic Flows with User Constraints in Networks with Congestion  

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The design of route-guidance systems faces a well-known dilemma. The approach that theoretically yields the system-optimal traffic pattern may discriminate against some users, for the sake of favoring ...

Jahn, Olaf

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

355

Optimal Contool for a Mixed Flow of Hamiltonian and Gradient Type in Space of Probability Measures  

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Abstract. In this paper we investigate an optimal control problem in the space of measures on R2. The problem is motivated by a stochastic interacting particle model which gives the 2-D Navier-Stokes equations in their ...

Feng, Jin; Swiech, Andrezej; Stefanov, Atanas

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Optimization of operation of a three-electrode gyrotron with the use of a flow-type calorimeter  

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Results are presented for measurements of microwave power of the Borets-75/0.8 gyrotron with recovery of residual electron energy, which were performed by a flow-type calorimeter. This gyrotron is a part of the ECR plasma heating complex put into operation in 2010 at the L-2M stellarator. The new calorimeter is capable of measuring microwave power up to 0.5 MW. Monitoring of the microwave power makes it possible to control the parameters of the gyrotron power supply unit (its voltage and current) and the magnetic field of the cryomagnet in order to optimize the gyrotron operation and arrive at maximum efficiency.

Kharchev, Nikolay K.; Batanov, German M.; Kolik, Leonid V.; Malakhov, Dmitrii V.; Petrov, Aleksandr Ye.; Sarksyan, Karen A.; Skvortsova, Nina N.; Stepakhin, Vladimir D. [Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Vavilova ul. 38, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Belousov, Vladimir I. [Institute of Applied Physics, Ul'yanova ul. 46, Nizhnii Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation); Malygin, Sergei A.; Tai, Yevgenii M. [GYCOM Company, Ul'yanova ul. 46, Nizhnii Novgorod 603155 (Russian Federation)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Solutions Manual x Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition190 Solution: (a) For incompressible flow, the volume flow is the same at piston and exit  

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, the volume flow is the same at piston and exit: 3 3 2 1 1 16 0.366 (0.75 ) , . (a) 4 piston cm in Q A V in V solve V Ans s s S in 0.83 s (b) If there is 10% leakage, the piston must deliver both needle flow

Bahrami, Majid

358

NUCLEAR FLUID DYNAMICS VERSUS INTRANUCLEAR CASCADE--POSSIBLE EVIDENCE FOR COLLECTIVE FLOW IN CENTRAL HIGH ENERGY NUCLEAR COLLISIONS  

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Flow in Central High Energy Nuclear Collisions H. Stockera,theoretical models of high energy nuclear collisions andunder Contract High energy nuclear collisions offer a unique

Stocker, H.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

A Parallel Implementation of the TOUGH2 Software Package for Large Scale Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow Simulations  

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6 blocks in a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site study. Keywords. Ground water flow, grid groundwater flow related problems such as nuclear waste isolation, environmental remediation, and geothermal many important areas in today's society, such as nuclear waste isolation, environmental remediation

Elmroth, Erik

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A Parallel Implementation of the TOUGH2 Software Package for Large Scale Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow Simulations  

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with ¢¡¤£¦¥§ ¨¡© blocks in a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site study. Keywords. Ground water flow, grid partitioning groundwater flow related problems such as nuclear waste isolation, environmental remediation, and geothermal important areas in today's society, such as nuclear waste isolation, environmental remediation, geothermal

Elmroth, Erik

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One Time-step Finite Element Discretization of the Equation of Motion of Two-fluid Flows  

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at the boundary and at the interface between the two fluids. We discretize this system with the "mini boundary; "mini-element" INTRODUCTION This work is devoted to the numerical solution of the equations, an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method of approximation (ALE), which is based on a grid that moves

Maury, Bertrand

362

Stochastic Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Fluid-Flow Models in the Design and Analysis of Web-Server Farms  

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A Web-server farm is a specialized facility designed specifically for housing Web servers catering to one or more Internet facing Web sites. In this dissertation, stochastic dynamic programming technique is used to obtain the optimal admission...

Goel, Piyush

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

363

Lattice Boltzmann simulations of complex fluids  

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......research-article Articles Lattice Boltzmann simulations of complex fluids...OX1 3NP, UK We discuss how lattice Boltzmann simulations can be used to model...binary and lamellar fluids. lattice Boltzmann|complex fluids|shear flow......

J. M. YEOMANS; ALEXANDER J. WAGNER

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multipurpose Acoustic Sensor for Downhole Fluid Monitoring  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Novel sensor design based on acoustics. Determine in real-timeand in a single sensor packagemultiple parameters: temperature, pressure, fluid flow; and fluid properties, such as density, viscosity, fluid composition.

365

Finite element simulation of electrorheological fluids  

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Electrorheological (ER) fluids change their flow properties dramatically when an electric field is applied. These fluids are usually composed of dispersions of polarizable particles in an insulating base fluid or composed ...

Rhyou, Chanryeol, 1973-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Telecommunication Systems 0 (2000) 1--18 1 Optimization Flow Control with Newton--Like  

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, and it chooses a transmission rate x s that maximizes its own benefit U s (x s ) \\Gamma p s x s , utility minus to flow control where the objective is to maximize the aggregate source utility over their transmission Government for their Australian Postgraduate Award, and the second author acknowledges the support

Low, Steven H.

367

Inverse Fluid Convection Problems in Enclosures  

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Efficiency, security, and reliability of industrial and domestic processes essentially depend on the deep understanding of their actual processes of fluid flow and heat transfer. Actual processes of fluid flow control and ...

Zhao, Fu-Yun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A numerica1 study of fluid flow and heat transfer in different microchannel heat sinks for electronic chip cooling  

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Four different microchannel heat sinks are designed to study the effects of structures in microchannel heat sinks for electronic chips cooling. Based on the theoretic analysis and numerical computation of flow...

Shanglong Xu; Guangxin Hu; Jie Qin

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Thermal Storage and Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids (Fact Sheet)  

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Fact sheet describing NREL CSP Program capabilities in the area of thermal storage and advanced heat transfer fluids: measuring thermophysical properties, measuring fluid flow and heat transfer, and simulating flow of thermal energy and fluid.

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2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Liquid Metal Flow Can Be One Clue to Explain the Frequently Observed Fluid-Like Matters on Mars  

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The frequently discovered flooding structure on Mars and other planets has long been an intriguing mystery remained un-disclosed so far. Considering that on Earth, quite a few low melting point liquid metals or their alloy can be candidates of fluid like matters, we proposed here that there might also exists certain liquid metal instead of water or methane alone on Mars or the like planets. Compared with water, such liquid metal would be much easier to stay at the Mars surface because of its low melting point however extremely high evaporation point. Along this theoretical route, quite a few observations on the fluid like matters in former space explorations can be well interpreted. Such hypothesis for the existence of liquid metal on Mars surface does not mean refuting the possibility of water on Mars. This new point would be helpful for planning further exploration of Mars in a sense according to the characters of liquid metal. It at least identifies one more target fluid towards either finding or denying life at outer space. Whether the planet could harbor life in some form or it reaffirms Mars as an important future destination for human exploration still needs serious but not just enthusiasm explorations.

Jing Liu; Yunxia Gao; Huangde Li

2013-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Metal Flow Can Be One Clue to Explain the Frequently Observed Fluid-Like Matters on Mars  

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The frequently discovered flooding structure on Mars and other planets has long been an intriguing mystery remained un-disclosed so far. Considering that on Earth, quite a few low melting point liquid metals or their alloy can be candidates of fluid like matters, we proposed here that there might also exists certain liquid metal instead of water or methane alone on Mars or the like planets. Compared with water, such liquid metal would be much easier to stay at the Mars surface because of its low melting point however extremely high evaporation point. Along this theoretical route, quite a few observations on the fluid like matters in former space explorations can be well interpreted. Such hypothesis for the existence of liquid metal on Mars surface does not mean refuting the possibility of water on Mars. This new point would be helpful for planning further exploration of Mars in a sense according to the characters of liquid metal. It at least identifies one more target fluid towards either finding or denying l...

Liu, Jing; Li, Huangde

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Chance Constrained Optimal Power Flow: Risk-Aware Network Control under Uncertainty  

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When uncontrollable resources fluctuate, Optimum Power Flow (OPF), routinely used by the electric power industry to re-dispatch hourly controllable generation (coal, gas and hydro plants) over control areas of transmission networks, can result in grid instability, and, potentially, cascading outages. This risk arises because OPF dispatch is computed without awareness of major uncertainty, in particular fluctuations in renewable output. As a result, grid operation under OPF with renewable variability can lead to frequent conditions where power line flow ratings are significantly exceeded. Such a condition, which is borne by simulations of real grids, would likely resulting in automatic line tripping to protect lines from thermal stress, a risky and undesirable outcome which compromises stability. Smart grid goals include a commitment to large penetration of highly fluctuating renewables, thus calling to reconsider current practices, in particular the use of standard OPF. Our Chance Constrained (CC) OPF correct...

Bienstock, Daniel; Harnett, Sean

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Flow chamber  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A flow chamber having a vacuum chamber and a specimen chamber. The specimen chamber may have an opening through which a fluid may be introduced and an opening through which the fluid may exit. The vacuum chamber may have an opening through which contents of the vacuum chamber may be evacuated. A portion of the flow chamber may be flexible, and a vacuum may be used to hold the components of the flow chamber together.

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

374

Nuclear Fluid Dynamics versus Intranuclear CascadePossible Evidence for Collective Flow in Central High-Energy Nuclear Collisions  

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The predictions of a variety of current theoretical models of high-energy nuclear collisions are compared with recent experimental data for central collisions of Ne20 on U238 at Elab=393 MeV/u. The experimental observation of broad sideward maxima in the angular distributions of low- and medium-energy protons is reproduced by a nuclear fluid-dynamical calculation with final freezeout of the protons. In contrast, the current intranuclear-cascade and simplified collision models predict forward-peaked angular distributions.

H. Stcker; C. Riedel; Y. Yariv; L. P. Csernai; G. Buchwald; G. Graebner; J. A. Maruhn; W. Greiner; K. Frankel; M. Gyulassy; B. Schrmann; G. Westfall; J. D. Stevenson; J. R. Nix; D. Strottman

1981-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

375

IDENTIFYING FRACTURES AND FLUID TYPES USING FLUID INCLUSION STRATIGRAPHY |  

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IDENTIFYING FRACTURES AND FLUID TYPES USING FLUID INCLUSION STRATIGRAPHY IDENTIFYING FRACTURES AND FLUID TYPES USING FLUID INCLUSION STRATIGRAPHY Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: IDENTIFYING FRACTURES AND FLUID TYPES USING FLUID INCLUSION STRATIGRAPHY Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy (FIS) is a method currently being developed for use in geothermal systems to identify fractures and fluid types. This paper is the third in a series of papers on the development of FIS. Fluid inclusion gas chemistry is analyzed and plotted on well log diagrams. The working hypothesis is that select gaseous species and species ratios indicate areas of groundwater and reservoir fluid flow and reservoir seals. Previously we showed that FIS analyses identify fluid types and

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Optimal power flow considering fault current level constraints and fault current limiters  

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to present a novel method to dispatch the active generation power properly in the power system while incorporating fault current levels as constraints for the optimization problem. Due to the limited capacity of protective devices such as circuit breakers, allocating active power without considering fault current levels can probably lead to fault currents exceeding the rating of these devices. Hence restricting the fault current levels to an allowable amount while minimizing a specified objective function seems to be necessary. In a number of cases even the appropriate allocation of active power is not able to reduce the fault current levels to the permitted amount therefore using fault current limiters (FCL) is unavoidable. In this paper also a planning scheme is presented for the location and sizing of fault current limiters and the effect of fault current limiters on the objective functions is investigated.

Amirhossein Khazali; Mohsen Kalantar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

ECI International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale Whistler, 21-26 September 2008  

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, a measure of the flow conductance of the solid matrix, depends on several factors including: porosity, particles shape and size distribution and particles arrangement. The permeability is calculated either dates back to experimental works of Carman [5] and Sullivan [6] in 1940s and theoretical analyses

Bahrami, Majid

378

Laboratory analysis of fluid flow and solute transport through a variably saturated fracture embedded in porous tuff  

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Laboratory techniques are developed that allow concurrent measurement of unsaturated matrix hydraulic conductivity and fracture transmissivity of fractured rock blocks. Two Apache Leap tuff blocks with natural fractures were removed from near Superior, Arizona, shaped into rectangular prisms, and instrumented in the laboratory. Porous ceramic plates provided solution to block tops at regulated pressures. Infiltration tests were performed on both test blocks. Steady flow testing of the saturated first block provided estimates of matrix hydraulic conductivity and fracture transmissivity. Fifteen centimeters of suction applied to the second block top showed that fracture flow was minimal and matrix hydraulic conductivity was an order of magnitude less than the first block saturated matrix conductivity. Coated-wire ion-selective electrodes monitored aqueous chlorided breakthrough concentrations. Minute samples of tracer solution were collected with filter paper. The techniques worked well for studying transport behavior at near-saturated flow conditions and also appear to be promising for unsaturated conditions. Breakthrough curves in the fracture and matrix, and a concentration map of chloride concentrations within the fracture, suggest preferential flows paths in the fracture and substantial diffusion into the matrix. Average travel velocity, dispersion coefficient and longitudinal dispersivity in the fracture are obtained. 67 refs., 54 figs., 23 tabs.

Chuang, Y.; Haldeman, W.R.; Rasmussen, T.C.; Evans, D.D. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (USA). Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using x-ray microtomography and pore-scale modeling to quantify sediment mixing and fluid flow in a developing streambed  

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X-ray micro-tomography (XMT), image processing, and lattice Boltzmann (LB) methods were combined to observe sediment mixing, subsurface structure, and patterns of hydrogeological properties associated with bed sediment transport. Transport and mixing of sand and spherical glass beads were observed in a laboratory flume, beginning from a well-defined layered initial condition. Cores were obtained from the streambed at four different times, and each core was scanned by XMT in order to assess the evolution of spatial patterns within the bed. Image analysis clearly revealed the propagation of a sediment mixing front that began at the bed surface. The image data were used as boundary conditions in 3D LB simulation of pore fluid flow, showing that sediment sorting produced strong vertical gradients in permeability near the streambed surface. This new methodological approach offers potential for greatly improved characterization of mixing and transport of fine sediments in a wide variety of aquatic systems.

Chen, Cheng; Packman, Aaron I.; Gaillard, Jean-Francois; (NWU)

2010-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

380

Influence of viscosity modifier nature and concentration on the viscous flow behaviour of oil-based drilling fluids at high pressure  

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Abstract This work deals with the effect of viscosity modifier nature and concentration on the rheological properties of model oil-based drilling fluids (OBM) submitted to high pressure. The oil-based fluids were formulated by dispersing, with a high shear mixer, two selected organobentonites in a mineral oil, at room temperature. The viscous flow behaviour of the corresponding dispersions was characterised as a function of pressure, organoclay nature and organoclay concentration, using a controlled-stress rheometer equipped with both pressure cell and coaxial cylinder geometries. A factorial SiskoBarus model, which takes into account both shear and pressure effects in the same equation, fitted the experimental pressureviscosity data fairly well. The influence of disperse phase concentration on the shear-thinning characteristics of these organoclay dispersions is related to the development of different microstructures, which depend on organoclay nature. In this sense, the resulting microstructure has been attributed to the cohesion energy between microgels domains. From the experimental results obtained, it can be concluded that the viscous flow behaviour of the OBM investigated is strongly affected by organoclay nature and concentration. The pressureviscosity behaviour of these dispersions is mainly influenced by the piezoviscous properties of the oil and the properties of the continuous phase. The SiskoBarus model proposed can be a useful tool, from an engineering point of view, for calculating pressure losses in the different sections of the bore, as well as being of significant help to solve other additional problems, such as hole cleaning, induced fracturing, and hole erosion during the drilling operation.

J. Hermoso; F. Martinez-Boza; C. Gallegos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and optimization of incompressible separated flow around an airfoil with two finite-gap flaps  

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and a 25% Slotted Flap ((2 = 8. 0' 6s = 0. 0 6f = 20 ) 90 91 36 Pressure Distribution, NACA 23012 with a 17% Fixed Slot and a 25% Slotted Flap (o - 8. 0 , 6s = 0. 0 , 6'f - 40 ) 92 37 Drag Coefficient versus Lift Coefficient for a GA(W)-2 with a... distributed vorticity V(s) on B, and 4s is produced by uniformly distributed sources of strength o(s) on B. For two dimensional flow lv and 4s can be written as: ln r(x, z;s')ds' s J02s e = -I'~s' e(x, z;s )as JO 2 s With these definitions, equation (1...

Anderson, Murray Belser

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Flow control techniques for real-time media applications in best-effort networks using fluid models  

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at the application layer. An end-to-end ?uid model is used, including the source bu?er, the network and the destination bu?er. Traditional con- trol techniques, along with more advanced adaptive predictive control methods, are considered in order to provide... OF THE END-TO-END FLOW TRANSPORT SYSTEM : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 25 A. Source Bu?er Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 B. Network Dynamic Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1. Time-Varying Time Delay Model...

Konstantinou, Apostolos

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Previous work conducted in the laboratory demonstrated optimal control of refrigerant flow and airflow for a breadboard CVSHP (Miller 1987a). This previous work was continued in the present study by investigation  

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, and relative humidity on the COP and capacity of the test unit. The refrigerant charge was held constant#12;Previous work conducted in the laboratory demonstrated optimal control of refrigerant flow optimal refrigerant flow and airflow control settings. Previous studies by Tanaka and Yamanaka (1982

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

384

A Mountain-Scale Thermal Hydrologic Model for Simulating FluidFlow and Heat Transfer in Unsaturated Fractured Rock  

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A multidimensional, mountain-scale, thermal-hydrologic (TH) numerical model is presented for investigating unsaturated flow behavior in response to decay heat from the radioactive waste repository in the Yucca Mountain unsaturated zone (UZ), Nevada. The model, consisting of both two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) representations of the UZ repository system, is based on the current repository design, drift layout, thermal loading scenario, and estimated current and future climate conditions. This mountain-scale TH model evaluates the coupled TH processes related to mountain-scale UZ flow. It also simulates the impact of radioactive waste heat release on the natural hydrogeological system, including heat-driven processes occurring near and far away from the emplacement tunnels or drifts. The model simulations predict thermally perturbed liquid saturation, gas- and liquid-phase fluxes, and water and rock temperature elevations, as well as the changes in water flux driven by evaporation/condensation processes and drainage between drifts. These simulations provide mountain-scale thermally perturbed flow fields for assessing the repository performance under thermal loading conditions.

Wu, Yu-Shu; Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Zhang, Keni; Bodvarsson,Gudmundur S.

2005-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

385

Multiphase fluid characterization system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A measurement system and method for permitting multiple independent measurements of several physical parameters of multiphase fluids flowing through pipes are described. Multiple acoustic transducers are placed in acoustic communication with or attached to the outside surface of a section of existing spool (metal pipe), typically less than 3 feet in length, for noninvasive measurements. Sound speed, sound attenuation, fluid density, fluid flow, container wall resonance characteristics, and Doppler measurements for gas volume fraction may be measured simultaneously by the system. Temperature measurements are made using a temperature sensor for oil-cut correction.

Sinha, Dipen N.

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

386

MAX Fluid Dynamics facility  

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MAX Fluid Dynamics facility MAX Fluid Dynamics facility Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Testing and Analysis Overview Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments MAX NSTF SNAKE Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr MAX Fluid Dynamics facility Providing high resolution data for development of computational tools that model fluid flow and heat transfer within complex systems such as the core of a nuclear reactor. 1 2 3 4 5 Hot and cold air jets are mixed within a glass tank while laser-based anemometers and a high-speed infrared camera characterize fluid flow and heat transfer behavior. Click on image to view larger size image.

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Bacteria in shear flow  

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Bacteria are ubiquitous and play a critical role in many contexts. Their environment is nearly always dynamic due to the prevalence of fluid flow: creeping flow in soil, highly sheared flow in bodily conduits, and turbulent ...

Marcos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Numerical study of fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics inanintermittent turbulent impinging round jet  

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Abstract The flow structure and heat transfer of the air pulsed turbulent impinging jet are studied numerically. The gas turbulence is modelled with the Reynolds stress model. The effects of pulse frequency, ratio of on time to total cycle time, distance between pipe outlet and impinging flat plate and Reynolds number on heat transfer are numerically studied. The impingement heat transfer increases with distance from the pipe edge and target surface. The heat transfer decreases at high distance from the pipe edge and target surface. An increase in the Reynolds number causes reduction of heat transfer enhancement. Reduced heat transfer in comparison with the steady-state impinging jet is typical in the range of low frequencies of the pulse impinging jet.

M.A. Pakhomov; V.I. Terekhov

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Ultrasonic flow metering system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for determining the density, flow velocity, and mass flow of a fluid comprising at least one sing-around circuit that determines the velocity of a signal in the fluid and that is correlatable to a database for the fluid. A system for determining flow velocity uses two of the inventive circuits with directional transmitters and receivers, one of which is set at an angle to the direction of flow that is different from the others.

Gomm, Tyler J. (Meridian, ID); Kraft, Nancy C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mauseth, Jason A. (Pocatello, ID); Phelps, Larry D. (Pocatello, ID); Taylor, Steven C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Seismic Absorption and Modulus Measurements in Porous Rocks Under Fluid and Gas Flow-Physical and Chemical Effects: a Laboratory Study  

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This paper describes the culmination of a research project in which we investigated the complex modulus change in partially fluid saturated porous rocks. The investigation started with simple flow experiments over ''clean'' and ''contaminated'' surfaces, progressed to moduli measurements on partially filled single cracks, to measurements in ''clean'' and ''contaminated'' porous rocks and finally to a feasibility study in the field. For the experiments with the simple geometries we were able to measure fundamental physical properties such as contact angles of the meniscus and time dependent forces required to get the meniscus moving and to keep it moving at various velocities. From the data thus gathered we were able to interpret the complex elastic moduli data we measured in the partially saturated single cracks. While the geometry in real rocks is too complex to make precise calculations we determined that we had indeed identified the mechanisms responsible for the changes in the moduli we had measured. Thus encouraged by the laboratory studies we embarked on a field experiment in the desert of Arizona. The field site allowed for controlled irrigation. Instrumentation for fluid sampling and water penetration were already in place. The porous loosely consolidated rocks at the site were not ideal for finding the effects of the attenuation mechanism we had identified in the lab, but for logistic and cost constraint reasons we chose to field test the idea at that site. Tiltmeters and seismometers were installed and operated nearly continuously for almost 3 years. The field was irrigated with water in the fall of 2003 and with water containing a biosurfactant in the fall of 2004. We have indications that the biosurfactant irrigation has had a notable effect on the tilt data.

Harmut Spetzler

2005-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

391

Fiber optic fluid detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Particular gases or liquids are detected with a fiber optic element having a cladding or coating of a material which absorbs the fluid or fluids and which exhibits a change of an optical property, such as index of refraction, light transmissiveness or fluoresence emission, for example, in response to absorption of the fluid. The fluid is sensed by directing light into the fiber optic element and detecting changes in the light, such as exit angle changes for example, that result from the changed optical property of the coating material. The fluid detector may be used for such purposes as sensing toxic or explosive gases in the atmosphere, measuring ground water contamination or monitoring fluid flows in industrial processes, among other uses. 10 figs.

Angel, S.M.

1987-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

392

Application of direct-fitting, mass-integral, and multi-ratemethods to analysis of flowing fluid electric conductivity logs fromHoronobe, Japan  

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The flowing fluid electric conductivity (FFEC) loggingmethod is an efficient way to provide information on the depths,salinities, and transmissivities of individual conductive featuresintercepted by a borehole, without the use of specialized probes. Usingit in a multiple-flow-rate mode allows, in addition, an estimate of theinherent "far-field" pressure heads in each of the conductive features.The multi-rate method was successfully applied to a 500-m borehole in agranitic formation and reported recently. The present paper presents theapplication of the method to two zones within a 1000-m borehole insedimentary rock, which produced, for each zone, three sets of logs atdifferent pumping rates, each set measured over a period of about oneday. The data sets involve a number of complications, such as variablewell diameter, free water table decline in the well, and effects ofdrilling mud. To analyze data from this borehole, we apply varioustechniques that have been developed for analyzing FFEC logs:direct-fitting, mass-integral, and the multi-rate method mentioned above.In spite of complications associated with the tests, analysis of the datais able to identify 44 hydraulically conducting fractures distributedover the depth interval 150-775 meters below ground surface. Thesalinities (in FEC), and transmissivities and pressure heads (indimensionless form) of these 44 features are obtained and found to varysignificantly among one another. These results are compared with datafrom eight packer tests with packer intervals of 10-80 m, which wereconducted in this borehole over the same depth interval. They are foundto be consistent with these independent packer-test data, thusdemonstrating the robustness of the FFEC logging method under non-idealconditions.

Doughty, C.; Tsang, C.-F.; Hatanaka, K.; Yabuuchi, S.; Kurikami, H.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

A risk-averse security-constrained optimal power flow for a power grid subject to hurricanes  

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Abstract During the course of a hurricane, many components in the power grid may be affected. In particular, loss of transmission lines and/or towers due to excess wind conditions may adversely impact the operation of the grid and force a re-dispatch of the generation units. However, large generation units have considerable ramp rates and usually are not able to vary their outputs fast enough. This might lead to temporary imbalances between load and generation that, if not resolved quickly, may result in more severe cascading failures. When a large scale disturbance such as a hurricane is forthcoming it is most beneficial to proactively dispatch the grid so as to minimize the likelihood of future failures. To assist the operator in proactively responding to an imminent event such as a hurricane, a risk-averse generation dispatch model is presented in this paper based on security-constrained AC optimal power flow. To perform (Nk) contingency analysis, a geospatial model of the power grid is developed that allows for the computation of outage probabilities of the transmission lines affected by the hurricane wind fields. Statistical analysis has been performed on the historical data on the past hurricane events in the US in order to simulate realistic hurricane scenarios. The IEEE 118-bus test system has been mapped onto the map of the state of Texas in order to provide a realistic test bed. The proposed algorithm takes into account the cost of operation, as well as the risks associated with overload and over/undervoltage conditions. Moreover, it allows for preventive as well as corrective dispatch of the power grid.

Pirooz Javanbakht; Salman Mohagheghi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Low volume flow meter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The low flow monitor provides a means for determining if a fluid flow meets a minimum threshold level of flow. The low flow monitor operates with a minimum of intrusion by the flow detection device into the flow. The electrical portion of the monitor is externally located with respect to the fluid stream which allows for repairs to the monitor without disrupting the flow. The electronics provide for the adjustment of the threshold level to meet the required conditions. The apparatus can be modified to provide an upper limit to the flow monitor by providing for a parallel electronic circuit which provides for a bracketing of the desired flow rate.

Meixler, Lewis D. (East Windsor, NJ)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Fracture characterization and fluid flow simulation with geomechanical constraints for a CO2EOR and sequestration project Teapot Dome Oil Field, Wyoming, USA  

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Mature oil and gas reservoirs are attractive targets for geological sequestration of CO2 because of their potential storage capacities and the possible cost offsets from enhanced oil recovery (EOR). In this work, we analyze the fracture system of the Tensleep Formation to develop a geomechanically-constrained 3D reservoir fluid flow simulation at Teapot Dome Oil Field, WY, USA. Teapot Dome is the site of a proposed CO2-EOR and sequestration pilot project. The objective of this work is to model the migration of the injected CO2 in the fracture reservoir, as well as to obtain limits on the rates and volumes of CO2 that can be injected, without compromising seal integrity. Furthermore we want to establish the framework to design injection experiments that will provide insight into the fracture network of the reservoir, in particular of fracture permeability and connectivity. Teapot Dome is an elongated asymmetrical, basement-cored anticline with a north-northeast axis. The Tensleep Fm. in this area is highly fractured, and consists of an intercalation of eolian-dune sandstones and inter-dune deposits. The dune sandstones are permeable and porous intervals with different levels of cementation that affects their porosity, permeability, and fracture intensity. The inter-dune deposits consist of thin sabkha carbonates, minor evaporates, and thin but widespread extensive beds of very low-permeability dolomicrites. The average permeability is 30mD, ranging from 10100mD. The average reservoir thickness is 50 ft. The caprock for the Tensleep Fm. consists of the Opeche Shale member, and the anhydrite of the Minnekhata member. The reservoir has strong aquifer drive. In the area under study, the Tensleep Fm. has its structural crest at 1675m. It presents a 2-way closure trap against a NE-SW fault to the north and possibly the main thrust to the west. The CO2-EOR and sequestration project will consist of the injection of 1 million cubic feet of supercritical CO2 for six weeks. A previous geomechanical analysis suggested that the trapping faults do not appear to be at risk of reactivation and it was estimated that caprock integrity is not a risk by the buoyancy pressure of the maximum CO2 column height that the formation can hold. However, in the present study we established the presence of critically stressed minor faults and fractures in the reservoir and caprock, which if reactivated, could not only enhance the permeability of the reservoir, but potentially compromise the top seal capacity. The results of the preliminary fluid flow simulations indicate that the injected CO2 will rapidly rise to the top layers, above the main producing interval, and will accumulate in the fractures, where almost none will get into the matrix.

Laura Chiaramonte; Mark Zoback; Julio Friedmann; Vicki Stamp; Chris Zahm

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Transient Temperature Modeling For Wellbore Fluid Under Static and Dynamic Conditions  

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for geothermal wells and prediction of injection fluid temperatures. In this thesis, development and usage of three models for transient fluid temperature are presented. Two models predict transient temperature of flowing fluid under separate flow configurations...

Ali, Muhammad

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

397

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review  

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one unit area layer of a substance over another � Viscosity (�): measure of a fluid's resistance Energy, Friction Loss, and Pipe Flow Momentum and Drag #12;Pressure � Gage pressure: measured relative Engineering March 22, 2013 #12;Morning (Fluid Mechanics) A. Flow measurement B. Fluid properties C. Fluid

Provancher, William

398

Fluid-solid-electric lock-in of energy-harvesting piezoelectric flags  

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The spontaneous flapping of a flag in a steady flow can be used to power an output circuit using piezoelectric elements positioned at its surface. Here, we study numerically the effect of inductive circuits on the dynamics of this fluid-solid-electric system and on its energy harvesting efficiency. In particular, a destabilization of the system is identified leading to energy harvesting at lower flow velocities. Also, a frequency lock-in between the flag and the circuit is shown to significantly enhance the system's harvesting efficiency. These results suggest promising efficiency enhancements of such flow energy harvesters through the output circuit optimization.

Xia, Yifan; Doare, Olivier

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW  

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to numerically solve the Euler equations in order to predict effects of bomb blast waves following WW II­71, and was published the following year [1]. Computing power at that time was still grossly inadequate for what we.S., in Europe (especially France, Great Britain and Sweden) and in the (former) Soviet Union. Today

McDonough, James M.

400

A FPTAS for a two-stage hybrid flow shop problem and optimal algorithms for identical jobs  

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In this paper, a two-machine two-stage flow shop problem with flexible tasks is considered. Each job has two tasks: the first task can be processed on either machine, called flexible task, while the second task must be processed on the second machine ... Keywords: Fully polynomial time approximation, Makespan, Scheduling, Two-stage flow shop

Qi Wei; Erfang Shan; Liying Kang

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Rank Coal Optimization  

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Low Rank Coal Optimization Low Rank Coal Optimization NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 4 Project Description NETL's in-house research team is using an integrated approach to combine theory, computational modeling, experiment, and industrial input to develop physics-based methods, models, and tools to support the development and deployment of advanced gasification based devices and systems. The activities in this effort include developing and applying computational and modeling tools to simulate complex flows in applications such as transport or entrained flow gasifiers. TRIG Model Development - The primary objective of this work is to develop a hierarchy of models for numerical simulations of TRIG co-feed conditions that span fast running reduced order models (ROM's) to high fidelity multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. Each model will have uncertainty quantification associated with its predictions to allow a user to choose a model based on the trade-offs between computational speed and uncertainty in the predictions.

402

OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR HIGH FLUX MICRO-CHANNEL HEAT SINKS FOR LIQUID AND GASEOUS SINGLE-PHASE FLOW  

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orders of magnitude, especially for high heat flux devices. Using water and air as coolants, designs with the optimization tool are generalized and optimum configurations are illustrated on design charts. Physical trends

Müller, Norbert

403

Basic fluid system trainer  

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A trainer, mounted and housed within a mobile console, is used to teach and reinforce fluid principles to students. The system trainer has two centrifugal pumps, each driven by a corresponding two-speed electric motor. The motors are controlled by motor controllers for operating the pumps to circulate the fluid stored within a supply tank through a closed system. The pumps may be connected in series or in parallel. A number of valves are also included within the system to effect different flow paths for the fluid. In addition, temperature and pressure sensing instruments are installed throughout the closed system for measuring the characteristics of the fluid, as it passes through the different valves and pumps. These measurements are indicated on a front panel mounted to the console, as a teaching aid, to allow the students to observe the characteristics of the system.

Semans, Joseph P. (Uniontown, PA); Johnson, Peter G. (Pittsburgh, PA); LeBoeuf, Jr., Robert F. (Clairton, PA); Kromka, Joseph A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Goron, Ronald H. (Connellsville, PA); Hay, George D. (Venetia, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fluid transfer apparatus includes: (a) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid sources; (b) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid targets; (c) a set of fluid source conduits and fluid target conduits associated with the orifices; (d) a pump fluidically interposed between the source and target conduits to transfer fluid there between; (e) a purge gas conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass a purge gas under pressure; (f) a solvent conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass solvent, the solvent conduit including a solvent valve; (g) pump control means for controlling operation of the pump; (h) purge gas valve control means for controlling operation of the purge gas valve to selectively impart flow of purge gas to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; (i) solvent valve control means for controlling operation of the solvent valve to selectively impart flow of solvent to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; and (j) source and target valve control means for controlling operation of the fluid source conduit valves and the fluid target conduit valves to selectively impart passage of fluid between a selected one of the fluid source conduits and a selected one of the fluid target conduits through the pump and to enable passage of solvent or purge gas through selected fluid source conduits and selected fluid target conduits. 6 figs.

Turner, T.D.

1997-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

405

J. Fluid Mech. (2013), vol. 730, R1, doi:10.1017/jfm.2013.370 Shape of optimal active flagella  

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efforts at the pool, being able to swim does not however mean one does it efficiently. In the context is here defined as the shape leading to a given swimming speed with minimum energetic cost. To calculate, swimming/flying 1. Introduction Many micro-organisms swimming in viscous fluids actuate slender appendages

Lauga, Eric

406

Convective heat transfer enhancement of laminar flow of latent functionally thermal fluid in a circular tube with constant heat flux: internal heat source model and its application  

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This paper analyzes the convective heat transfer enhancement mechanism of latent heat functionally thermal fluid. By using the proposed internal heat source model, the influence of each factor affecting the heat

Yinping Zhang; Xianxu Hu; Qing Hao; Xin Wang

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

A Refined Model of Stationary Heat Transfer in Composite Bodies Reinforced With Pipes Containing a Heat-Transfer Fluid Moving in Laminar Flow Conditions. 2. A Model Problem**  

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Particular calculations of temperature fields in cylindrical shells spirally reinforced with pipes in which a heattransfer fluid moves are carried out. The effect of reinforcement parameters, the speed of the ...

A. P. Yankovskii

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Fluid Volumes: The Program FLUIDS  

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This chapter describes the program FLUIDS. The mathematical model underlying this program contains over 200 variables and describes control mechanisms of body fluid volumes and electrolytes as well as respirat...

Fredericus B. M. Min

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Design and optimization of solid thermal energy storage modules for solar thermal power plant applications  

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Abstract Solid sensible heat storage is an attractive option for high-temperature storage applications in terms of investment and maintenance costs. Typical solid thermal energy storage systems use a heat transfer fluid to exchange heat as the fluid flows through a tubular heat exchanger embedded in the solid storage material. The modified lumped capacitance method is used with an effective heat transfer coefficient in a simplified analysis of the heat transfer in solid thermal energy storage systems for a solid cylindrical heat storage unit. The analytical solution was found using the Laplace transform method. The solution was then used to develop an optimization method for designing solid storage modules which uses the system requirements (released energy and fluid outlet temperature) as the constraint conditions and the storage module cost as the objective function for the optimization. Optimized results are then given for many kinds of system configurations.

Yongfang Jian; Quentin Falcoz; Pierre Neveu; Fengwu Bai; Yan Wang; Zhifeng Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Definition: Flow Test | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Flow Test Flow tests are typically conducted shortly after a well has been drilled to test its productivity. The well is opened and fluids are released, the volume of fluids...

411

Two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics and conduction simulations of heat transfer in window frames with internal cavities - Part 1: Cavities only  

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1980. Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow. Washington,of heat transfer by natural convection across vertical fluidFluid Dynamics and Conduction Simulations of Heat Transfer

Gustavsen, Arild; Kohler, Christian; Arasteh, Dariush; Curcija, Dragan

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Optimization of multiple turbine arrays in a channel with tidally reversing flow by numerical modelling with adaptive mesh  

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...tidal energy and wind energy. In a tidal channel...current and hence energy extraction. Also...flow compared with wind turbine arrays where...captured the most energy over a tidal cycle...a) Adaptive grid An initial grid was...large to reduce the impact of high vorticity...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Studies of complexity in fluid systems  

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This is the final report of Grant DE-FG02-92ER25119, ''Studies of Complexity in Fluids'', we have investigated turbulence, flow in granular materials, singularities in evolution of fluid surfaces and selective withdrawal fluid flows. We have studied numerical methods for dealing with complex phenomena, and done simulations on the formation of river networks. We have also studied contact-line deposition that occurs in a drying drop.

Nagel, Sidney R.

2000-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

414

Introduction Fluid/Jeans  

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Introduction Fluid/DMSC Fluid/Jeans Comments Fluid/Kinetic Hybrid Modeling of the Thermosphere;Introduction Fluid/DMSC Fluid/Jeans Comments Outline 1 Fluid/DMSC 2 Fluid/Jeans 3 Comments Justin Erwin Fluid/Kinetic Hybrid Modeling of the Thermosphere of Pluto #12;Introduction Fluid/DMSC Fluid/Jeans Comments Motivation

Johnson, Robert E.

415

Compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system for a turbine engine for directing cooling fluids from a compressor to a turbine airfoil cooling system to supply cooling fluids to one or more airfoils of a rotor assembly is disclosed. The compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system may enable cooling fluids to be exhausted from a compressor exhaust plenum through a downstream compressor bleed collection chamber and into the turbine airfoil cooling system. As such, the suction created in the compressor exhaust plenum mitigates boundary layer growth along the inner surface while providing flow of cooling fluids to the turbine airfoils.

Donahoo, Eric E; Ross, Christopher W

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

416

FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN FLUID MECHANICS & HEAT TRANSFER  

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FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN FLUID MECHANICS & HEAT TRANSFER AERSP-560 Department : Aerospace element techniques to especially fluid flow and heat transfer problems. A student who successfully method and write full sized application codes for analyzing fluid flow and heat transfer problems

Camci, Cengiz

417

Heat transfer during the flow of an incompressible fluid in a circular tube, allowing for axial heat flow, with boundary conditions of the first and second kind at the tube surface  

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An examination is made of heat transfer in a hydraulically stabilized laminar stream and in a two-layer dynamic flow model.

V. V. Shapovalov

1966-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

High-potential Working Fluids for Next Generation Binary Cycle Geothermal Power Plants  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project objective: Find optimized working fluid/advanced cycle combination for EGS applications.

419

Finite difference analysis of mass transfer effects on flow past an impulsively started infinite vertical plate in dissipative fluid and constant heat flux  

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A finite-difference solution to the flow past an impulsively started infinite vertical plate is derived by assuming 1) presence of species concentration like water vapour, CO2 etc. and 2) constant heat flux at th...

J. N. Das; S. N. Ray; Prof. Dr. V. M. Soundalgekar

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Catalytic Micropumps: Microscopic Convective Fluid Flow and Pattern Timothy R. Kline, Walter F. Paxton, Yang Wang, Darrell Velegol,*, Thomas E. Mallouk,* and  

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or concentration gradients.4 Heterogeneous catalysis offers a new and potentially powerful alternative. Energy from and rings; 1.8 µm diameter car- boxylated polystyrene spheres were used as tracers to follow the flow

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PHYSICAL REVIE% A VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 JULY 1986 Flow patterns and nonlinear behavior of traveling waves in a convective binary fluid  

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propagating ~aves in ethanol-water mixtures heated from below. The experimental results reveal the main in the flow ("line scan" and "contour" ) in a room- temperature experiment, using ethanol-water mixtures

Moses, Elisha

422

Attractor local dimensionality, nonlinear energy transfers and finite-time instabilities in unstable dynamical systems with applications to two-dimensional fluid flows  

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...Attractor local dimensionality, nonlinear energy transfers and finite-time instabilities...relate its nonlinear dimensionality to energy exchanges between dynamical components...the attractor with the circulation of energy: (i) from the mean flow to the unstable...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Laser microfluidics : fluid actuation by light Laser microfluidics: fluid actuation by light  

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Laser microfluidics : fluid actuation by light Laser microfluidics: fluid actuation by light Jean.delville@cpmoh.u-bordeaux1.fr Abstract: The development of microfluidic devices is still hindered by the lack of robust to extend this concept to microfluidic two-phase flows. First, we investigate the destabilization of fluid

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

424

Evaluating the test re-test reliability and inter-subject variability of health care provider manual fluid resuscitation performance  

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Health Care Providers (HCPs) report that manual techniques of intravascular fluid resuscitation are commonly used during pediatric shock management. The optimal pediatric fluid resuscitation technique is curre...

Melissa J Parker; Frank MH Lee; Lawrence Mbuagbaw; Lehana Thabane

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

ECO2M: A TOUGH2 Fluid Property Module for Mixtures of Water, NaCl, and CO2, Including Super- and Sub-Critical Conditions, and Phase Change Between Liquid and Gaseous CO2  

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Feedback between Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer, Geophys. Res.Pruess, K. On CO2 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Behavior inof multiphase fluid flow and heat transfer. CO 2 rising

Pruess, K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Fluid inflation  

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In this work we present an inflationary mechanism based on fluid dynamics. Starting with the action for a single barotropic perfect fluid, we outline the procedure to calculate the power spectrum and the bispectrum of the curvature perturbation. It is shown that a perfect barotropic fluid naturally gives rise to a non-attractor inflationary universe in which the curvature perturbation is not frozen on super-horizon scales. We show that a scale-invariant power spectrum can be obtained with the local non-Gaussianity parameter f{sub NL} = 5/2.

Chen, X. [Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Firouzjahi, H. [School of Astronomy, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Namjoo, M.H. [School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sasaki, M., E-mail: x.chen@damtp.cam.ac.uk, E-mail: firouz@ipm.ir, E-mail: mh.namjoo@ipm.ir, E-mail: misao@yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Yukawa Institute for theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Improving rendering times of Autodesk Maya Fluids using the GPU.  

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?? Fluid simulation is today a hot topic in computer graphics. New highly optimized algorithms have allowed complex systems to be simulated in high speed. (more)

Andersson, Jonas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Optimized Structures for Low-Profile Phase Change Thermal Spreaders  

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and Wang, Y.X. , 2008, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in thewick structure. Heat transfer through the fluid and solidFluids, Safe Sustainable Cooling Performance Dielectric heat transfer

Sharratt, Stephen A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Bypass Flow Study  

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The purpose of the fluid dynamics experiments in the MIR (Matched Index of-Refraction) flow system at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to develop benchmark databases for the assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions of the momentum equations, scalar mixing, and turbulence models for the flow ratios between coolant channels and bypass gaps in the interstitial regions of typical prismatic standard fuel element (SFE) or upper reflector block geometries of typical Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (MHTGR) in the limiting case of negligible buoyancy and constant fluid properties. The experiments use Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to measure the velocity fields that will populate the bypass flow study database.

Richard Schultz

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Smooth and robust solutions for Dirichlet boundary control of fluidsolid conjugate heat transfer problems  

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Abstract We study a new optimization scheme that generates smooth and robust solutions for Dirichlet velocity boundary control (DVBC) of conjugate heat transfer (CHT) processes. The solutions to the DVBC of the incompressible NavierStokes equations are typically nonsmooth, due to the regularity degradation of the boundary stress in the adjoint NavierStokes equations. This nonsmoothness is inherited by the solutions to the DVBC of CHT processes, since the CHT process couples the NavierStokes equations of fluid motion with the convectiondiffusion equations of fluidsolid thermal interaction. Our objective in the CHT boundary control problem is to select optimally the fluid inflow profile that minimizes an objective function that involves the sum of the mismatch between the temperature distribution in the fluid system and a prescribed temperature profile and the cost of the control. Our strategy to resolve the nonsmoothness of the boundary control solution is based on two features, namely, the objective function with a regularization term on the gradient of the control profile on both the continuous and the discrete levels, and the optimization scheme with either explicit or implicit smoothing effects, such as the smoothed Steepest Descent and the Limited-memory BroydenFletcherGoldfarbShanno (L-BFGS) methods. Our strategy to achieve the robustness of the solution process is based on combining the smoothed optimization scheme with the numerical continuation technique on the regularization parameters in the objective function. In the section of numerical studies, we present two suites of experiments. In the first one, we demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of our numerical schemes in recovering the boundary control profile of the standard case of a Poiseuille flow. In the second one, we illustrate the robustness of our optimization schemes via solving more challenging DVBC problems for both the channel flow and the flow past a square cylinder, which use initial control profiles far from optimal and require the numerical continuation technique applied on regularization parameters. We believe our solution strategy is general and can be applied to other large-scale optimal control problems which involve multiphysics processes and require smooth approximations to the optimal control profile.

Yan Yan; David E. Keyes

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanotransduction of fluid stresses governs 3D cell migration  

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Solid tumors are characterized by high interstitial fluid pressure, which drives fluid efflux from the tumor core. Tumor-associated interstitial flow (IF) at a rate of ?3 m/s has been shown to induce cell migration in the ...

Polacheck, William J.

432

Separation of Phenylurea Herbicides by Packed Column Supercritical Fluid Chromatography  

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......effects of pressure, mobile phase composition, temperature, and flow rate were...and R. Moulder. Trace analysis of agrochemicals by supercritical fluid chromatography...vented injection in the analysis of agrochemicals by capillary supercritical fluid chromatography......

Terry A. Berger

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Multiphase Flow in Geometrically Simple Fracture Intersections  

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A two-dimensional lattice Boltzmann (LB) model with fluid-fluid and solid-fluid interaction potentials was used to Study gravity-driven flow in geometrically simple fracture intersections. simulated scenarios included fluid dripping from a fracture aperture, two-phase flow through intersecting fractures and thin-filin flow oil smooth and undulating solid surfaces. Qualitative comparisons with recently published experimental findings indicate that for these scenarios the LB model captured the underlying physics reasonably well.

Hakan Basagaoglu; Paul Meakin; Sauro Succi; Timothy R. Ginn

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiphase flow in geometrically simple fracture intersection  

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A two-dimensional lattice Boltzmann (LB) model with fluid-fluid and solid-fluid interaction potentials was used to study gravity-driven flow in geometrically simple fracture intersections. Simulated scenarios included fluid dripping from a fracture aperture, two-phse flow through intersecting fractures, and thin-film flow on smooth and undulating solid surfaces. Qualititative comparisons with recently published experimental findings indicate that for these scenarios the LB model captured the underlying physics reasonably well.

H. Basagaoglu; P. Meakin; M. Mathew

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

High Operating Temperature Liquid Metal Heat Transfer Fluids  

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Liquid Metal Liquid Metal Heat Transfer Fluids UCLA, UCB, Yale DE-EE0005941 | April 15, 2013 | Ju 1.1 Thermochemistry modeling * Continue CALPHAD based calculations to search for optimal ternary alloy compositions. * Initiate development of liquid density models. 1.2 Combinatorial synthesis and characterization * Pipe-Liquid interaction of compositional library * More alloys, alloy additions and effect on liquidus temperatures * Iteratively optimize the compositions. 1.3 Corrosion characterization and mitigation * Tune static corrosion testing systems for testing over an extended period of time. * Perform analysis of the micro mechanical testing on the oxide layers. 1.4 Heat transfer characterization and modeling * Complete the construction of the flow loop and perform experiments to measure

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40th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 28 Jun -1 Jul 2010, Chicago, Illinois Transition of hypersonic flow past flat plate with  

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of hypersonic flow past flat plate with roughness elements Prahladh S Iyer , Suman Muppidi and Krishnan Mahesh and Astronautics #12;I. Introduction Studying laminar-turbulent transition in supersonic and hypersonic boundary-turbulent transition.2 Schneider3 gives a comprehensive review of the effects of roughness on hypersonic boundary layer

Mahesh, Krishnan

437

Heat and mass transfer of a viscous heat generating fluid with Hall currents  

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A study of natural convection in hydrodynamic flows of a viscous heat generating fluid in the presence of Hall currents and ... out. The governing equations for the magnetohydrodynamic fluid flow and heat transfer

P. C. Ram; S. S. Singh; R. K. Jain

438

Flow Test | Open Energy Information  

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Flow Test Flow Test Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Flow Test Details Activities (38) Areas (33) Regions (1) NEPA(3) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Downhole Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Well Testing Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Well Testing Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Flow tests provide information on permeability, recharge rates, reservoir pressures, fluid chemistry, and scaling. Thermal: Flow tests can measure temperature variations with time to estimate characteristics about the heat source. Dictionary.png Flow Test: Flow tests are typically conducted shortly after a well has been drilled to test its productivity. The well is opened and fluids are released, the

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Computational fluid dynamic applications  

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The rapid advancement of computational capability including speed and memory size has prompted the wide use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes to simulate complex flow systems. CFD simulations are used to study the operating problems encountered in system, to evaluate the impacts of operation/design parameters on the performance of a system, and to investigate novel design concepts. CFD codes are generally developed based on the conservation laws of mass, momentum, and energy that govern the characteristics of a flow. The governing equations are simplified and discretized for a selected computational grid system. Numerical methods are selected to simplify and calculate approximate flow properties. For turbulent, reacting, and multiphase flow systems the complex processes relating to these aspects of the flow, i.e., turbulent diffusion, combustion kinetics, interfacial drag and heat and mass transfer, etc., are described in mathematical models, based on a combination of fundamental physics and empirical data, that are incorporated into the code. CFD simulation has been applied to a large variety of practical and industrial scale flow systems.

Chang, S.-L.; Lottes, S. A.; Zhou, C. Q.

2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

440

Convective heat transfer in the nonstationary motion of a Maxwellian fluid between parallel planes  

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The convective heat-transfer problem is investigated for a Maxwellian fluid in generalized Couette flow in the case...

Z. P. Shul'man; . A. Zal'tsgendler

1970-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reply to Comment on Heat transfer and fluid flow in microchannels and nanochannels at high Knudsen number using thermal lattice-Boltzmann method  

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In this reply to the Comment by Li-Shi Luo, we discuss the results of the lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (LBGK) model for high-Knudsen-number (Kn) flow and heat transfer, in the range of Kn?1. We present various studies employing the LBGK model for high-Kn flow and heat transfer simulations. It is concluded that, with the use of the LBGK model in the thermal lattice Boltzmann method for Kn?0.8, some approximations appear in the negative pressure deviation from the linear distribution along the channel. But for Kn<0.8, the velocity and temperature profiles, compressibility effects, Knudsen layer capturing, and Knudsen paradox phenomenon can be predicted by the LBGK model. We also reject Li-Shi Luos claim about the nonconvergence of our numerical scheme by presenting a velocity profile across the channel corresponding to three different high-resolution meshes.

J. Ghazanfarian and A. Abbassi

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on Heat transfer and fluid flow in microchannels and nanochannels at high Knudsen number using thermal lattice-Boltzmann method  

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In this Comment we reveal the falsehood of the claim that the lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) model is capable of modeling shear-driven, pressure-driven, and mixed shear-pressure-driven rarified [sic] flows and heat transfer up to Kn=1 in the transitional regime made in a recent paper [Ghazanfarian and Abbassi, Phys. Rev. E 82, 026307 (2010)]. In particular, we demonstrate that the so-called Knudsen effects described are merely numerical artifacts of the lattice BGK model and they are unphysical. Specifically, we show that the erroneous results for the pressure-driven flow in a microchannel imply the false and unphysical condition that 6?Kn

Li-Shi Luo

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid Inclusion Analysis At International Geothermal Area Mexico...  

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geothermal system structure is changing with time. Gas data routinely measured in most geothermal fields; hence fluid-flow plots as presented here can be accomplished with...

444

Oscillating fluid power generator  

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A system and method for harvesting the kinetic energy of a fluid flow for power generation with a vertically oriented, aerodynamic wing structure comprising one or more airfoil elements pivotably attached to a mast. When activated by the moving fluid stream, the wing structure oscillates back and forth, generating lift first in one direction then in the opposite direction. This oscillating movement is converted to unidirectional rotational movement in order to provide motive power to an electricity generator. Unlike other oscillating devices, this device is designed to harvest the maximum aerodynamic lift forces available for a given oscillation cycle. Because the system is not subjected to the same intense forces and stresses as turbine systems, it can be constructed less expensively, reducing the cost of electricity generation. The system can be grouped in more compact clusters, be less evident in the landscape, and present reduced risk to avian species.

Morris, David C

2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

445

Effects of interstitial flow on tumor cell migration  

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Interstitial flow is the convective transport of fluid through tissue extracellular matrix. This creeping fluid flow has been shown to affect the morphology and migration of cells such as fibroblasts, cancer cells, endothelial ...

Polacheck, William J. (William Joseph)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Optimizing performance of energy systems  

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This book discusses optimizing performance of energy systems. Topics covered include a test station, heat flow integrator, microcomputer control of MIMIC operation, and microcomputer control of simulation operation.

Stricker, S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Performance of a pressure-based unstructured code and a multi-block structured code for heat transfer and fluid flow  

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This paper reports a multi-block unstructured method for incompressible flows and the performance comparison with a multi-block structured method. The unstructured collocated grid is composed of arbitrary cell shapes. Pressure and velocity are stored at cell centres; Rhie and Chow interpolation is used to prevent checker boarding. The SIMPLE algorithm is used for pressure??velocity coupling. The code is calibrated with benchmark cases using hexahedral and prism meshes, and is shown to perform very well for all cases considered. In addition, the performances of the structured and unstructured codes are compared.

Rongguang Jia; Bengt Sunden

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling for High Rate Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) into the Blast Furnace  

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Pulverized coal injection (PCI) into the blast furnace (BF) has been recognized as an effective way to decrease the coke and total energy consumption along with minimization of environmental impacts. However, increasing the amount of coal injected into the BF is currently limited by the lack of knowledge of some issues related to the process. It is therefore important to understand the complex physical and chemical phenomena in the PCI process. Due to the difficulty in attaining trus BF measurements, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling has been identified as a useful technology to provide such knowledge. CFD simulation is powerful for providing detailed information on flow properties and performing parametric studies for process design and optimization. In this project, comprehensive 3-D CFD models have been developed to simulate the PCI process under actual furnace conditions. These models provide raceway size and flow property distributions. The results have provided guidance for optimizing the PCI process.

Dr. Chenn Zhou

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

Coordinated optimization of the parameters of the cooled gas-turbine flow path and the parameters of gas-turbine cycles and combined-cycle power plants  

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In the present paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of the coordinated solution to the optimization problem for the parameters of cycles in gas turbine and combined cycle power plants and to the optimization prob...

A. M. Kler; Yu. B. Zakharov; Yu. M. Potanina

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

A New Continuous Solid-fluid Contacting Technique  

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... solid and fluid flow rates is achieved by direct control of external flows to the contactor, and does not require a fine hydrostatic balance or close tolerances in construction of ...

F. L. D. CLOETE; M. STREAT

1963-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

451

Wall to Wall Optimal Transport  

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The calculus of variations is employed to find steady divergence-free velocity fields that maximize transport of a tracer between two parallel walls held at fixed concentration for one of two constraints on flow strength: a fixed value of the kinetic energy or a fixed value of the enstrophy. The optimizing flows consist of an array of (convection) cells of a particular aspect ratio Gamma. We solve the nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations analytically for weak flows and numerically (and via matched asymptotic analysis in the fixed energy case) for strong flows. We report the results in terms of the Nusselt number Nu, a dimensionless measure of the tracer transport, as a function of the Peclet number Pe, a dimensionless measure of the energy or enstrophy of the flow. For both constraints the maximum transport Nu_{MAX}(Pe) is realized in cells of decreasing aspect ratio Gamma_{opt}(Pe) as Pe increases. For the fixed energy problem, Nu_{MAX} \\sim Pe and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Pe^{-1/2}, while for the fixed enstrophy scenario, Nu_{MAX} \\sim Pe^{10/17} and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Pe^{-0.36}. We also interpret our results in the context of certain buoyancy-driven Rayleigh-Benard convection problems that satisfy one of the two intensity constraints, enabling us to investigate how the transport scalings compare with upper bounds on Nu expressed as a function of the Rayleigh number \\Ra. For steady convection in porous media, corresponding to the fixed energy problem, we find Nu_{MAX} \\sim \\Ra and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Ra^{-1/2}$, while for steady convection in a pure fluid layer between free-slip isothermal walls, corresponding to fixed enstrophy transport, Nu_{MAX} \\sim Ra^{5/12} and Gamma_{opt} \\sim Ra^{-1/4}.

Pedram Hassanzadeh; Gregory P. Chini; Charles R. Doering

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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SYMPOSIUM ON TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION - SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM TO BRING TOGETHER TOP RESEARCHERS IN THE FIELDS OF FLUID TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION TO PROMOTE ADVANCES IN TURBULENT, REACTING FLOWS  

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A Symposium on Turbulence and Combustion was held at Cornell University on August 3-4, 2009. The overall goal of the Symposium was to promote future advances in the study of turbulence and combustion, through an unique forum intended to foster interactions between leading members of these two research communities. The Symposium program consisted of twelve invited lectures given by world-class experts in these fields, two poster sessions consisting of nearly 50 presentations, an open forum, and other informal activities designed to foster discussion. Topics covered in the lectures included turbulent dispersion, wall-bounded flows, mixing, finite-rate chemistry, and others, using experiment, modeling, and computations, and included perspectives from an international community of leading researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry.

Caughey, David

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

453

The Influence of Proposed Repository Thermal Load on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer in the Unsaturated Zone of Yucca Mountain  

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development of fluid flow and heat transfer models at otherTOUGH2 code [22]. Fluid flow and heat-transfer processes inand heat transfer through fractured rock is based on the DKM method. This approach considers global fluid and

Wu, Y.-S.; Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Zhang, Keni; Bodvarsson, G.S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Design and optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger for an enhanced geothermal system (EGS)  

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The present study considers the design, performance analysis and optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger for an enhanced geothermal system (EGS). The optimum mass flow rate of the geothermal fluid for minimum pumping power and maximum extracted heat energy was determined. In addition, the coaxial pipes of the downhole heat exchanger were sized based on the optimum geothermal mass flow rate and steady-state operation. Transient effect or time-dependent cooling of the Earth underground, and the optimum amount and size of perforations at the inner pipe entrance region to regulate the flow of the geothermal fluid were disregarded to simplify the analysis. The paper consists of an analytical and numerical thermodynamic optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger used to extract the maximum possible energy from the Earth's deep underground (2km and deeper below the surface) for direct usage, and subject to a nearly linear increase in geothermal gradient with depth. The thermodynamic optimization process and entropy generation minimization (EGM) analysis were performed to minimize heat transfer and fluid friction irreversibilities. An optimum diameter ratio of the coaxial pipes for minimum pressure drop in both limits of the fully turbulent and laminar fully-developed flow regime was determined and observed to be nearly the same irrespective of the flow regime. Furthermore, an optimum geothermal mass flow rate and an optimum geometry of the downhole coaxial heat exchanger were determined for maximum net power output. Conducting an energetic and exergetic analysis to evaluate the performance of binary power cycle, higher Earth's temperature gradient and lower geofluid rejection temperatures were observed to yield maximum first- and second-law efficiencies.

P.J. Yekoladio; T. Bello-Ochende; J.P. Meyer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Fluid injection and production apparatus and method  

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This patent describes an apparatus for transporting fluid. It comprises: a first generally tubular assembly having a first end and a second end, the first assembly having at least one aperture therethrough; a second generally tubular assembly having a first end and a second end and being positioned within the first tubular assembly; a first means for selectively permitting fluid flow between the exterior and the interior of the second assembly; a third generally tubular assembly having a first end and a second end; and a second means for selectively permitting fluid flow between the exterior and the interior of the third assembly.

Deines, T.A.; Ellwood, D.E.

1992-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

456

Boundary Integral Methods for Multicomponent Fluids and Multiphase Materials  

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integral methods in two dimensions to multi­component fluid flows and multi­phase problems in materials, and more recently to multi­phase problems in materials science. By multi­fluid or multi­phase we mean systems where the constituitive properties of the fluid or material change abruptly at a dividing

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Boundary Integral Methods for Multicomponent Fluids and Multiphase Materials  

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integral methods in two dimensions to multi-component fluid flows and multi-phase problems in materials, and more recently to multi-phase problems in materials science. By multi-fluid or multi-phase we mean systems where the constituitive properties of the fluid or material change abruptly at a dividing

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Modelling suspended sediment in environmental turbulent fluids  

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Modelling sediment transport in environmental turbulent fluids is a challenge. This article develops a sound model of the lateral transport of suspended sediment in environmental fluid flows such as floods and tsunamis. The model is systematically derived from a 3D turbulence model based on the Smagorinski large eddy closure. Embedding the physical dynamics into a family of problems and analysing linear dynamics of the system, centre manifold theory indicates the existence of slow manifold parametrised by macroscale variables. Computer algebra then constructs the slow manifold in terms of fluid depth, depth-averaged lateral velocities, and suspended sediment concentration. The model includes the effects of sediment erosion, advection, dispersion, and also the interactions between the sediment and turbulent fluid flow. Vertical distributions of the velocity and concentration in steady flow agree with the established experimental data. Numerical simulations of the suspended sediment under large waves show that ...

Cao, Meng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of East Anglia technology offering Fluid mechanics  

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· Financial indemnity e.g.· marine insurance Renewable energy, oil and· gas e.g. determining mass flow rate and free surface flows:· effects of surface tension on fluid flows; flow past obstacles; spiralling liquid toppled structure in Shetlands Colossal waves collapsed a stainless steel support structure for a solar

Matthews, Adrian

460

Optimization of Variational Boussinesq Models  

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Optimization of Variational Boussinesq Models 2 4 6 8 10 2 4 6 8 10 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 1 2 Kapp -Kex 0 of Arts and Sciences). Ivan Lakhturov: Optimization of Variational Boussinesq Models c 2012 Printed Boussinesq Model (VBM). The VBM is a model for waves above a layer of ideal fluid, which conserves mass

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

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Circular hydraulic jump in generalized-Newtonian fluids  

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We carry out an analytical study of laminar circular hydraulic jumps, in generalized-Newtonian fluids obeying the two-parametric power-law model of Ostwald-de Waele. Under the boundary-layer approximation we obtained exact expressions determining the flow, an implicit relation for the jump radius is derived. Corresponding results for Newtonian fluids can be retrieved as a limiting case for the flow behavior index n=1, predictions are made for fluids deviating from Newtonian behavior.

Rai, Ashutosh; Poria, Swarup

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Design optimization of oxygenated fluid pump  

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In medical emergencies, an oxygen-starved brain quickly suffers irreparable damage. In many cases, patients who stop breathing can be resuscitated but suffer from brain damage. Dr. John Kheir from Boston Children's Hospital ...

Piazzarolo, Bruno Aiala

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Isotropic singularities in shear-free perfect fluid cosmologies  

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We investigate barotropic perfect fluid cosmologies which admit an isotropic singularity. From the General Vorticity Result of Scott, it is known that these cosmologies must be irrotational. In this paper we prove, using two different methods, that if we make the additional assumption that the perfect fluid is shear-free, then the fluid flow must be geodesic. This then implies that the only shear-free, barotropic, perfect fluid cosmologies which admit an isotropic singularity are the FRW models.

Geoffery Ericksson; Susan M. Scott

2001-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

464

Pressure balanced drag turbine mass flow meter  

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The density of the fluid flowing through a tubular member may be measured by a device comprising a rotor assembly suspended within the tubular member, a fluid bearing medium for the rotor assembly shaft, independent fluid flow lines to each bearing chamber, and a scheme for detection of any difference between the upstream and downstream bearing fluid pressures. The rotor assembly reacts to fluid flow both by rotation and axial displacement; therefore concurrent measurements may be made of the velocity of blade rotation and also bearing pressure changes, where the pressure changes may be equated to the fluid momentum flux imparted to the rotor blades. From these parameters the flow velocity and density of the fluid may be deduced.

Dacus, M.W.; Cole, J.H.

1980-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

465

Pressure balanced drag turbine mass flow meter  

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The density of the fluid flowing through a tubular member may be measured by a device comprising a rotor assembly suspended within the tubular member, a fluid bearing medium for the rotor assembly shaft, independent fluid flow lines to each bearing chamber, and a scheme for detection of any difference between the upstream and downstream bearing fluid pressures. The rotor assembly reacts to fluid flow both by rotation and axial displacement; therefore concurrent measurements may be made of the velocity of blade rotation and also bearing pressure changes, where the pressure changes may be equated to the fluid momentum flux imparted to the rotor blades. From these parameters the flow velocity and density of the fluid may be deduced.

Dacus, Michael W. (Gilbert, AR); Cole, Jack H. (Fayetteville, AR)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

High speed flow cytometer droplet formation system and method  

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A droplet forming flow cytometer system allows high speed processing without the need for high oscillator drive powers through the inclusion of an oscillator or piezoelectric crystal such as within the nozzle volume or otherwise unidirectionally coupled to the sheath fluid. The nozzle container continuously converges so as to amplify unidirectional oscillations which are transmitted as pressure waves through the nozzle volume to the nozzle exit so as to form droplets from the fluid jet. The oscillator is directionally isolated so as to avoid moving the entire nozzle container so as to create only pressure waves within the sheath fluid. A variation in substance concentration is achieved through a movable substance introduction port which is positioned within a convergence zone to vary the relative concentration of substance to sheath fluid while still maintaining optimal laminar flow conditions. This variation may be automatically controlled through a sensor and controller configuration. A replaceable tip design is also provided whereby the ceramic nozzle tip is positioned within an edge insert in the nozzle body so as to smoothly transition from nozzle body to nozzle tip. The nozzle tip is sealed against its outer surface to the nozzle body so it may be removable for cleaning or replacement.

Van den Engh, Ger (Seattle, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Role of the gas flow parameters on the uniformity of films produced by PECVD technique  

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The aim of this work is to present an analytical model able to interpret the experimental data of the dependence of film's uniformity on the discharge pressure, gas flow and temperature used during the production of thin films by the plasma enhancement chemical vapor deposition technique, under optimized electrode's geometry and electric field distribution. To do so, the gas flow is considered to be quasi-incompressible and inviscous leading to the establishment of the electro-fluid-mechanics equations able to interpret the film's uniformity over the substrate area, when the discharge process takes place in the low power regime.

Martins, R.; Macarico, A.; Ferreira, I.; Fortunato, E.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

A framework for developing, manufacturing, and sourcing trucks & equipment in a global fluid management industry  

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Selecting and executing the optimal strategy for developing new products is a non trivial task, especially for low volume, high complexity products in a highly volatile global industry such as Fluid Management. At Fluid ...

Awwad, Ghassan Samir

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Simulations of long column flow experiments related to geologic carbon sequestration: Effects of outer wall boundary condition on upward flow and formation of liquid CO2  

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did not occur. Rock-fluid heat transfer is minimized by thePruess K. On CO 2 fluid flow and heat transfer behavior inthe fluid could cool into the single digits if heat transfer

Oldenburg, C.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

HYSTERESIS IN A ROTATING DIFFERENTIALLY HEATED SPHERICAL SHELL OF BOUSSINESQ FLUID  

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HYSTERESIS IN A ROTATING DIFFERENTIALLY HEATED SPHERICAL SHELL OF BOUSSINESQ FLUID GREGORY M. LEWIS AND WILLIAM F. LANGFORD Abstract. A mathematical model of convection of a Boussinesq fluid, flow transitions, Boussinesq fluid, flow in a rotating spherical shell, numerical computation, large

Lewis, Greg

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Determination of several variables affecting laboratory measurements of cross-linked fracture fluids  

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SHEAR RATE o) PSEUDOPLASTIC NEWTONIAN SHEAR RATE b) Figure 3 ? Fluid Flow Behavior shear rate. These fluids are also called shear-thinning fluids. The power law (Ostwald-dewaele) model is the most popular model used to describe the flow behavior...

Wilson, Matilda Jane

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Workshop on Numerical Modeling of Thermohydrological Flow in Fractured Rock Masses, Feb. 19-20, 1980, Berkeley, CA  

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the formation i V Coupling of Fluid Plow and Heat Transferof years. In general fluid flow, heat transfer, rock deforThe fluid flow eq'iation and the heat transfer equation are

Witherspoon, P.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Optimization of Performance Qualifiers during Oil Well Drilling  

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Abstract An optimization analysis of the drilling process constitutes a powerful tool for operating under desired pressure levels (inside operational window) and, simultaneously, maximizing the rate of penetration, which must be harmonized with the conflicting objective of minimizing the specific energy. The drilling efficiency is improved as the rate of penetration is increased, however, there are conflicts with performance qualifiers, such as down hole tool life, footage, vibrations control, directional effectiveness and hydraulic scenarios. Concerning hydraulic effects, the minimization of the specific energy must be constrained by annulus bottom hole pressure safe region, using the operational window, placed above porous pressure and below fracture pressure. Under a conventional oil well drilling task, the pore pressure (minimum limit) and the fracture pressure (maximum limit) define mud density range and pressure operational window. During oil well drilling, several disturbances affect bottom hole pressure; for example, as the length of the well increases, the bottom hole pressure varies for growing hydrostatic pressure levels. In addition, the pipe connection procedure, performed at equal time intervals, stopping the drill rotation and mud injection, mounting a new pipe segment, restarting the drill fluid pump and rotation, causes severe fluctuations in well fluids flow, changing well pressure. Permeability and porous reservoir pressure governs native reservoir fluid well influx, affecting flow patterns inside the well and well pressure. The objective being tracked is operating under desired pressure levels, which assures process safety, also reducing costs. In this scenario, optimization techniques are important tools for narrow operational windows, commonly observed at deepwater and pre-salt layer environments. The major objective of this paper is developing an optimization methodology for minimizing the specific energy, also assuring safe operation (inside operational window), despite the inherent process disturbances, under a scenario that maximization of ROP (rate of penetration) is a target.

Mrcia Peixoto Vega; Marcela Galdino de Freitas; Andr Leibsohn Martins

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suggested Courses for ME Students Interested in Thermal/Fluids Sciences: Required courses  

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­ Intro Thermal Fluids Engineering (2 credits) Basics of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and engineering concepts introduced in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer with applications) Course designed to build upon and broaden a basic traditional engineering knowledge of fluid flows

Virginia Tech

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Fluid Inclusion Gas Analysis  

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Fluid inclusion gas analysis for wells in various geothermal areas. Analyses used in developing fluid inclusion stratigraphy for wells and defining fluids across the geothermal fields. Each sample has mass spectrum counts for 180 chemical species.

Dilley, Lorie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Viscosity of a one-component polarizable fluid  

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The viscosity of a one-component polarizable fluid in an electric field is studied by computer simulations. The fluid viscosity increases with the field through three stages. In a weak field, the fluid remains Newtonian, although its viscosity increases. At this stage, while drifting in the flow direction, particles diffuse in the direction perpendicular to the flow. In an intermediate electric field, the fluid has tilted and broken chains moving with the flow and the fluid becomes non-Newtonian. The viscosity ? and the shear rate ?? have the relationship ?=?0e-???, where ? is the relaxation time and ?0 is exponentially proportional to the dipolar interaction energy and the volume fraction. In a strong electric field, the fluid contains condensed chains that provide yield stress and hysteresis.

J. M. Sun and R. Tao

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Focused fluid flow in passive continental margins  

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...breeding grounds for some fish populations. To facilitate...processes. Apart from seismic and monitoring experiments...processes is four-dimensional seismic acquisition, a technique in which three-dimensional seismic data are acquired several...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

The Flow of Cohesionless Grains in Fluids  

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...magnitude of a certain 'bed load' of grains in transit...tangential stress. The bed load is independent both of...any additional suspended load and of the degree of dispersion...found with experimental data both for wind-blown...the square or the first power of the rate of shear...

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistance of louvers to fluid flow  

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Bevier, Charles Wayland

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Control system for fluid heated steam generator  

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A control system for controlling the location of the nucleate-boiling region in a fluid heated steam generator comprises means for measuring the temperature gradient (change in temperature per unit length) of the heating fluid along the steam generator; means for determining a control variable in accordance with a predetermined function of temperature gradients and for generating a control signal in response thereto; and means for adjusting the feedwater flow rate in accordance with the control signal.

Boland, J.F.; Koenig, J.F.

1984-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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SHORT-TUBE SUBCRITICAL FLOW Enerag Division  

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#12;SHORT-TUBE SUBCRITICAL FLOW Y. C. Mei Enerag Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge-tube subcritical flow. For short tubes used as refrigerant expansion devices, the orifice model is found inadequate-TUBE SUBCRITICAL FLOW INTRODUCTION Much theoretical and experimental work regarding short tube fluid flow has

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Heat transfer effectiveness of three-fluid separated heat pipe exchanger  

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A heat transfer model for three-fluid separated heat pipe exchanger was analyzed, and the temperature transfer matrix for general three-fluid separated heat exchanger working in parallel-flow or counter- ... It w...

Chengming Shi; Yang Wang; Ying Yang; Quan Liao

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

A New Analytical Method to Quantify Residual Fluid Cleanup in Hydraulic Fractures  

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A number of factors contribute to reduce the production benefits from hydraulic fracturing, including inefficient fluid design, poor proppant selection and or, the inability of fracture fluid to degrade and flow back after treatment. Undegraded...

Zarrin, Tahira

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Downhole Fluid Sampling | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Downhole Fluid Sampling Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Downhole Fluid Sampling Downhole fluid sampling is done to characterize the chemical, thermal, or hydrological properties of a surface or subsurface aqueous system. Downhole fluid sampling is typically performed to monitor water quality, study recharge and flow in groundwater systems, and evaluate resource potential of geothermal reservoirs. Analysis of both the liquid and gas fractions of the reservoir fluid allows for detailed characterize the chemical, thermal, or hydrological properties of the subsurface hydrothermal system. View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Ret Like Like You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like.

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Pumping viscoelastic two-fluid media  

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Using a two-fluid model for viscoelastic polymer solutions, we study analytically fluid transport driven by a transverse, small amplitude traveling wave propagation. The pumping flow far from the waving boundary is shown to be strongly wave number and viscosity dependent, in contrast to a viscous Newtonian fluid. We find the two qualitatively different regimes: In one regime relevant to small wave numbers, the fluidic transport is almost the same as the Newtonian case, and uniform viscoelastic constitutive equations provide a good approximation. In the other regime, the pumping is substantially decreased because of the gel-like character. The boundary separating these two regimes is clarified. Our results suggest possible needs of two-fluid descriptions for the transport and locomotion in biological fluids with cilia and flagella.

Hirofumi Wada

2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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2005 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Applied Fluid Mechanics  

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, and compressors. · Describe propeller fans, duct fans, and centrifugal fans. · Describe blowers and compressors Education South Asia Pte Ltd Applied Fluid Mechanics 17.Drag and Lift 18.Fans, Blowers, Compressors and the Flow of Gases 19.Flow of Air in Ducts 18. Fan, Blowers, Compressors and the Flow of Gases ©2005 Pearson

Leu, Tzong-Shyng "Jeremy"

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One-flow feed divided electrochemical reactor for indirect electrolytic production of hypochlorite from brine for swimming pool treatment-experimental and theoretical optimization  

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Abstract A two-compartment asymmetric electrochemical reactor, operating without electrodes polarity inversion, was designed and optimized for the chlorination of swimming pools. Gaseous chlorine, produced at the anode and absorbed in the alkalinized catholyte, provides the hypochlorite solution. Empiric equations providing the chloride concentration dependence on the initial current density magnitude were established. Experimental optimization of the effect of the various operating parameters allows a chloride conversion close to 50% with faradic yields higher than 80%, and a chlorine production of 1kmol/day/m2 to be achieved. Macroscopic mass balance, was performed and the obtained theoretical results correlate with the experimental ones ( X theor . Cl - - X exper . Cl - <10%).

T. Tzedakis; Y. Assouan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Fracture Modeling and Flow Behavior in Shale Gas Reservoirs Using Discrete Fracture Networks  

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Fluid flow process in fractured reservoirs is controlled primarily by the connectivity of fractures. The presence of fractures in these reservoirs significantly affects the mechanism of fluid flow. They have led to problems in the reservoir which...

Ogbechie, Joachim Nwabunwanne

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

489

Influence and optimization of the electrodes position in a piezoelectric energy harvesting flag  

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Fluttering piezoelectric plates may harvest energy from a fluid flow by converting the plate's mechanical deformation into electric energy in an output circuit. This work focuses on the influence of the arrangement of the piezoelectric electrodes along the plate's surface on the energy harvesting efficiency of the system, using a combination of experiments and numerical simulations. A weakly non-linear model of a plate in axial flow, equipped with a discrete number of piezoelectric patches is derived and confronted to experimental results. Numerical simulations are then used to optimize the position and dimensions of the piezoelectric electrodes. These optimal configurations can be understood physically in the limit of small and large electromechanical coupling.

Pieirua, Miguel; Michelin, Sbastien

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FLUID STRATIGRAPHY OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR | Open Energy  

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FLUID STRATIGRAPHY OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR FLUID STRATIGRAPHY OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: FLUID STRATIGRAPHY OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A fluid model for the Coso geothermal reservoir is developed from Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy (FIS) analyses. Fluid inclusion gas chemistry in well cuttings collected at 20 ft intervals is analyzed and plotted on well log diagrams. The working hypothesis is that select gaseous species and species ratios indicate areas of groundwater and reservoir fluid flow, fluid processes and reservoir seals. Boiling and condensate zones are distinguished. Models are created using cross-sections and fence diagrams. A thick condensate and boiling zone is indicated across the western portion

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Methods of conveying fluids and methods of sublimating solid particles  

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A heat exchanger and associated methods for sublimating solid particles therein, for conveying fluids therethrough, or both. The heat exchanger includes a chamber and a porous member having a porous wall having pores in communication with the chamber and with an interior of the porous member. A first fluid is conveyed into the porous member while a second fluid is conveyed into the porous member through the porous wall. The second fluid may form a positive flow boundary layer along the porous wall to reduce or eliminate substantial contact between the first fluid and the interior of the porous wall. The combined first and second fluids are conveyed out of the porous member. Additionally, the first fluid and the second fluid may each be conveyed into the porous member at different temperatures and may exit the porous member at substantially the same temperature.

Turner, Terry D; Wilding, Bruce M

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Lattice Versus Lennard-Jones Models with a Net Particle Flow  

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. Such phenomenol- ogy occurs in flowing fluids [3], and during phase separation in colloidal [4], granular [5, 6

Garrido, Pedro L.

493

Fluid transport container  

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An improved fluid container for the transport, collection, and dispensing of a sample fluid that maintains the fluid integrity relative to the conditions of the location at which it is taken. More specifically, the invention is a fluid sample transport container that utilizes a fitting for both penetrating and sealing a storage container under controlled conditions. Additionally, the invention allows for the periodic withdrawal of portions of the sample fluid without contamination or intermixing from the environment surrounding the sample container. 13 figs.

DeRoos, B.G.; Downing, J.P. Jr.; Neal, M.P.

1995-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies  

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Optimization Online Links. Optimization related societies. Mathematical Optimization Society SIAM INFORMS. Optimization related journals. Mathematical...

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The Optimization of Well Spacing in a Coalbed Methane Reservoir.  

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??Numerical reservoir simulation has been used to describe mechanism of methane gas desorption process, diffusion process, and fluid flow in a coalbed methane reservoir. The (more)

Sinurat, Pahala Dominicus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR...  

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Interaction with piston bowl Stratified cold start - 20.4 gs @10 MPa - Increased flow rate and dynamic range for flex fuel - Optimize injector driver strategy - All samples are...

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The RealGas and RealGasH2O options of the TOUGH+ code for the simulation of coupled fluid and heat flow in tight/shale gas systems  

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We developed two new EOS additions to the TOUGH+ family of codes, the RealGasH2O and RealGas. The RealGasH2O EOS option describes the non-isothermal two-phase flow of water and a real gas mixture in gas reservoirs, with a particular focus in ultra-tight ... Keywords: Coupled flow and heat flow, Fractured media, Multicomponent flow, Numerical simulation, Real gas mixture, Shale gas

George J. Moridis, Craig M. Freeman

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann models for non-Newtonian flows  

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......Issue: Modelling the mesoscale Lattice Boltzmann models for non-Newtonian flows...road, Chester CH1 4BJ, UK The lattice Boltzmann method has been established...the case of inelastic fluids. lattice Boltzmann methods|non-Newtonian fluids......

T. N. Phillips; G. W. Roberts

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--The optimal power flow (OPF) problem is a critical problem for power generation and is generally non-convex. This  

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voltage lines with voltage magnitudes below 100 kV. Traditionally OPF problem mainly focus on transmission generators to areas in need, the networks' voltages are typically above 100 kV. Distribution networks flow on the line P: vector of active power generations Q: vector of reactive power generations L: loss

Lavaei, Javad

500

Microscale fluid transport using optically controlled marangoni effect  

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Low energy light illumination and either a doped semiconductor surface or a surface-plasmon supporting surface are used in combination for manipulating a fluid on the surface in the absence of any applied electric fields or flow channels. Precise control of fluid flow is achieved by applying focused or tightly collimated low energy light to the surface-fluid interface. In the first embodiment, with an appropriate dopant level in the semiconductor substrate, optically excited charge carriers are made to move to the surface when illuminated. In a second embodiment, with a thin-film noble metal surface on a dispersive substrate, optically excited surface plasmons are created for fluid manipulation. This electrode-less optical control of the Marangoni effect provides re-configurable manipulations of fluid flow, thereby paving the way for reprogrammable microfluidic devices.

Thundat, Thomas G (Knoxville, TN); Passian, Ali (Knoxville, TN); Farahi, Rubye H (Oak Ridge, TN)

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z